Owen Metsileng as Macbeth and Nobulumko Mngxekeza as Lady Macbeth. Photo by Nicky Newman.
Brett Bailey is the director of South African performance company Third World Bunfight. Their latest production, Macbeth, is a radical take on Verdi’s opera, set in modern-day Congo, and mixing the original score with rearrangements by Belgian composer Fabrizio Cassol, performed by an on-stage chamber orchestra and African singers.
Brett Bailey spoke with Kim Hill.
Macbeth is playing at the Auckland Arts Festival (ASB Theatre, 11, 12, 14 and 15 March).