Macbeth Muet NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(18 Reviews)
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Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

About the Show

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This textless, two-actor adaptation of Shakespeare's classic draws on silent cinema and Grand Guignol traditions.

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Member Reviews (18)

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85
Clever, Engrossing, Funny, Well staged/acted, Great audio/lighting

See it if you enjoy creativity. This silent Macbeth is highly imaginative & will give you new appreciation of the plot. Highly engaging; truly funny.

Don't see it if you don't know the play (just read a synopsis beforehand and GO). Both Canadian actors are strong; Clara Prevost is impossibly beautiful. Read more

85
Clever, Quirky, Edgy, Epic, Gooey

See it if Startling, ingenious physical theater -- no spoken words. The stage is covered in smashed eggs and fake blood by the end.

Don't see it if You don't like physical theater. No prior knowledge of MacBeth is needed, but it might help to read a plot summary.

Critic Reviews (7)

The New York Times
September 22nd, 2017

"There is no dialogue in this inventive and oxygenating tiny-cast retelling of 'Macbeth'...Sent me back onto the street refreshed, energized and pretty charmed as well...What’s unexpected, and impressive, is the social and emotional acuity of this variation on Shakespeare’s play...Comic or tender at one instant, brutal or woeful the next...What rescues the show from mere cleverness is its overarching vision, made vivid in a final tableau that would be a spoiler to describe."
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N
July 9th, 2017
For a previous production

“One the most imaginative shows I’ve ever seen at the Fringe…A brilliant alternative presentation of Shakespeare’s play told through physical theatre and the manipulation of everyday objects...When playing the Macbeths, performers Prévost and Francoeur are as impressive as the best young classical actors…The show is filled with laughter, not at any foolishness but because of the continually amazing inventiveness of the performers in creating powerful imagery from such ordinary objects.”
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Mooney On Theatre
July 7th, 2017
For a previous production

“A bloody mess, but it’s a bloody good mess…It’s a fun, wacky, smart sight to see…The shape-shifting medley of sound effects and music is wonderfully dramatic...The comprehensive sound design guides the show and gives the narrative a structure that, without spoken words, is still easy to follow…The small-but-mighty cast maintained an excellent energy throughout the performance. They had natural chemistry…A lively, liberated rendition of Shakespeare’s tragedy.”
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M
July 11th, 2017
For a previous production

“An extraordinary piece of work, a showcase of intense creativity and bold, thoughtful interpretation…It features nuanced takes on the characters and breathtaking silent performances…In 50 minutes...La Fille Du Laitier communicates a far more precise and personal vision of ‘Macbeth’ than most 3-hour productions I’ve seen..The theatrical flair and remarkable insight of co-creator/director/sound designer Jon Lachlan Stewart’s production blew my mind at every turn.”
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CBC.ca
July 22nd, 2017
For a previous production

“The promise, it seems, is that things are about to get messy—and they do, with crowd-pleasing results in this inventive comedic take on 'Macbeth'…Shakespeare by way of Looney Tunes—a wordless retelling of Shakespeare's dark story of murder and ambition…The mayhem is backed by an impeccably assembled soundtrack…It all gets quite silly—there will be blood, friends—but it's also surprisingly touching at points…Frenetic and fun and ingenious, ‘Macbeth Muet’ is killer theatre.”
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Winnipeg Free Press
July 18th, 2017
For a previous production

"No dialogue is spoken, but you can’t take your eyes off Montreal actors Prévost and Francoeur as they enact Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy...The actors manage to embellish Shakespeare’s text with back story...And while the props and contemporary music cues glaze the proceedings with a flavorful meringue of comedy, the performers still facilitate an icy chill of horror...This is a display of sheer theatrical invention, certainly a must-see on your fringe menu."
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apt613.ca
February 20th, 2017
For a previous production

“Well-crafted silliness…Don’t come expecting profound insights into The Scottish Play…This isn’t ‘Macbeth’ for Beginners…The passion between these lovers is one of the strengths of ‘Macbeth Muet.’ Another strength is the delightfully creative (and cheap) design choices that festoon the stage…More silliness than laugh out loud comedy. This is a light-hearted pastiche. Shakespeare would probably approve…If you just need some fun, go see ‘Macbeth Muet.’”
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