Award-winning Lazarus Theatre Company has announced its third season at London’s Greenwich Theatre and it features a bold retelling of Shakespeare’s supernatural and violent Macbeth.
The blood drenched production appears in a versatile programme that also includes a startling new version of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and a brand-new high-flying production of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan.
“To be back at the Greenwich Theatre for a third year, with a season that truly spans the classical repertoire and promises something for everyone, is thrilling,” said Lazarus artistic director, Ricky Dukes, who directs all three productions.
He added: “We are particularly excited to welcome back Lazarus associate, Jamie O’Neill, to play the title role of Macbeth in what promises to be one of our most bloody and theatrical productions to date.
“Lazarus associate, Sara Reimers, has created a new version of one of the greatest plays of the 19th Century, Hedda Gabler.
“And we collaborate with puppet director / designer, Matt Hutchinson, on our brand new meta theatrical production of JM Barrie’s truly remarkable Peter Pan.
“2019 saw us nearly double our audience from 2018. With continued support from the local and wider community we look forward to welcoming audiences new and familiar to our epic home.
” In response to the decline in arts participation, in addition to our education work and in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Greenwich Theatre, we shall be offering 50 tickets at each performance for just a fiver to patrons aged 16 – 26.
“We will be holding community and professional workshops, post show Q&A’s, readings and podcasts throughout the year too.
“Lazarus 2020 – let’s get stuck in!”
Macbeth, a story of ambition, leadership and belief kicks off the season, running from February 26-March 7.
It is followed by Ibsen’s searing masterpiece Hedda Gabler (March 25-April 4) with Peter Pan running from June 17-July 4.