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On Theatre: Goblin: Macbeth


What happens when you combine Shakespeare‘s classic tragedy Macbeth with the most mischievous and conniving of fantasy creatures? Well, you get Goblin: Macbeth.

After becoming a surprise hit of the Calgary theatre season, Goblin: Macbeth is returning with its unique, entertaining, and ingenious spin on the classic Shakespeare play. Goblin: Macbeth​​​​ takes the well-known production and infuses it with elements of improv comedy, horror, and—of course—goblins, to create an incredibly unconventional Shakespeare experience.

Long-time collaborators Rebecca Northan and Bruce Horak bring their tightly honed improvisational talents to The Studio stage in this acclaimed adaptation, presented by The Shakespeare Company.

Goblin: Macbeth starts Septembers 29 and runs until October 16.

Northan and Horak joined Lisa Wilton in CKUA’s Calgary Studio to talk about everything Shakespeare, improv comedy, and goblins: