Hi-tech Macbeth

FIRST-YEAR HND acting and performance students are staging a production of Macbeth at The Space, Dundee, this week.

The action is transposed from medieval Scotland to the streets of Lochee in 1982.

Macbeth has returned from the Falklands Conflict a hero and becomes embroiled in the Lochee Fleet.

A total of 17 students are staging the John Cooper Clarke edit of Shakespeare’s shortest and most bloody tragedy.

There is as much Salford as Stratford in punk poet’s interpretation of the play with skinheads and new romantics replacing witches and Scottish warlords. The play has been made in collaboration with the animation students who have used the college’s state-of-the-art motion capture technology to create some of the supernatural characters on stage.

Calum Dwyer fills the role of Banquo and will not be appearing on stage during the famous banquet scene – but his ‘avatar’ will! The 20-year-old spent a day in the college’s motion capture suite acting out the scene while being recorded. Macbeth runs from Friday-Sunday, May 4-6, curtain up, 7.30pm: tickets are free on the door on the night