Salamander Theatre presents Macbeth

Salamander Theatre specializes in theatre for young audiences. Starting with a show on Sunday October 14th, with only two additional public performances, they’re putting up Shakespeare’s Macbeth to launch their upcoming season.

Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corroding psychological and political effects produced when its protagonist, the Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power. He commits regicide to become king and then furthers his moral descent with a reign of murderous terror to stay in power, eventually plunging the country into civil war.

Despite the synopsis (thanks Wiki), Salamander’s mandate to create theatre suitable for young audience means that their presentation of Macbeth will be suitable for ages ten and up.

Salamander Theatre presents Macbeth

Salamander’s Macbeth was directed by Catriona Leger and stars Brad Long, Katie Bunting, and Zach Counsil.

The show has three open-to-the-public shows. The first is on October 14th at 7:30pm at The Gladstone (910 Gladstone Ave) and doubles as Salamander’s season launch with a sneak peek at their upcoming season and a reception afterwards. Tickets are $20 or $10 for children/students. The other two shows will take place on Saturday October 20th, at 4pm, then again at 7pm. These will take place at The Ottawa School of Speech and Drama (294 Picton Ave). Tickets for those shows are $8 for children and students, and $10 for adults, with a $30 family rate.

For tickets & info, call Salamander Theatre at (613) 569-5629 or visit:

Other Media

The Production Ottawa Review
Murder, Betrayal, and Madness (for young audiences) (Visitorium)

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Preview article prepared by Allan Mackey.

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