Macbett

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Macbett

Macbett

  • Eugène Ionesco
  • Translation and direction Ramon Simó
  • Sala Petita
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Ionesco strips down power and its mechanisms through humour, exaggeration and paradox.

Ionesco’s Macbett turns Shakespeare’s Macbeth into a comic tale of ambition, corruption, cowardice and excess, creating a tragic farce that takes human madness to its wildest extremes. The confirmation of the undeniable destructive impulses of a humanity that is moved by envy, jealousy and the conviction that only those who hold power can become free.
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Macbett is a tragic farce that Ionesco wrote in 1972 inspired by Elizabethan tragedy, Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi, and Jan Kott's opinions. Kott said that Shakespeare wanted to show in his play that absolute power necessarily corrupts and that there is something criminal about all power. But Shakespeare was perhaps thinking about the possibility of an honest version of power. For Ionesco, as for Jarry, the notion of good power is a fallacy. They both expose power by ripping off its mask of goodness and stripping away its disguise of justice.

With Macbett, Ionesco makes us laugh at our own brutality, which is absurd and inconsequential but that hands out pain like someone giving thanks. In a brilliant play, full of formal and textual findings, fast-paced and full of surprises, he warns us that totalitarianism is always ready to return if those who wield power (and their dogs) are not closely watched because, no matter how hard it is for us to recognise, all politicians carry the seed of tyranny in their pockets.


Ramon Simó, director of the show.

  • Show included in the season tickets.
  • Book with the text of the show for 5 €. New TNC collection.

Prices and times

  • -50% Youth and others

    12 € i
  • General price

    24 € i
  • -15%

    20 € i
  • Times

    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 pm
    Sunday at 6 pm

    Gender: Theatre
    Running time:
    3 hours with the intermission
    Recommended age :
    16 years and above
    Show in:
    Catalan (24 April with English subtitles)
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Production team

Author
Eugène Ionesco
Translation and direction
Ramon Simó
Cast
Anna Alarcon, Laia Alsina Riera, Pep Ambrós, David Anguera, David Bagés, Pepo Blasco, Joan Carreras, Josep Julien and Xavi Ricart
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    Set design
    Bibiana Puigdefàbregas

    Costumes
    Mariel Soria

    Lighting
    Quico Gutiérrez

    Music
    Joan Alavedra (from Giuseppe Verdi)

    Sound
    Ramon Ciércoles

    Assistant director
    Soles Velázquez
    Characterization
    Àngels Salinas

    Assistant director
    Laia Alberch

    Set design assistant
    Alba Paituvi

    Costume assistant
    Joana Martí

    Lighting assistant
    Guillaume Cayla Xene

    Student trainee of Direction and dramaturgy at the Institut del Teatre
    Alba Collado
    Trainee student of the university master's of theatre studies
    Adriana Segurado

    Production
    Teatre Nacional de Catalunya

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@pepetimarieta

@pepetimarieta09/10/2022 22:53

RT @teatrenacional: 👑 David Bagés (@brivallvell) està nominat als @PremisButaca 2022 com a Millor actor de repartiment per #MacbettTNC. 👏…

@Pili_stage

@Pili_stage07/10/2022 11:30

RT @teatrenacional: 👑 David Bagés (@brivallvell) està nominat als @PremisButaca 2022 com a Millor actor de repartiment per #MacbettTNC. 👏…

@teatrenacional

@teatrenacional06/10/2022 18:36

👑 David Bagés (@brivallvell) està nominat als @PremisButaca 2022 com a Millor actor de repartiment per #MacbettTNC.… https://t.co/6a6rEoFKdI

@laia_alsina

@laia_alsina02/06/2022 14:05

RT @teatrenacional: 🎬 #MacbettTNC ja està disponible al #TNCDigital. 🐎⚔️ Un relat còmic sobre el poder i la corrupció protagonitzat per J…

@teatrenacional

@teatrenacional02/06/2022 11:38

🎬 #MacbettTNC ja està disponible al #TNCDigital. 🐎⚔️ Un relat còmic sobre el poder i la corrupció protagonitzat p… https://t.co/cxZvW71uW8

@Sandacos

@Sandacos26/04/2022 21:49

RT @BiblioRipollet: Aquesta tarda a #LlegirelTeatre comentem 'Macbett' d' Eugène Ionesco #MacbettTNC https://t.co/v6zSyild8v

@BiblioRipollet

@BiblioRipollet26/04/2022 20:03

Aquesta tarda a #LlegirelTeatre comentem 'Macbett' d' Eugène Ionesco #MacbettTNC https://t.co/v6zSyild8v

@laia_alsina

@laia_alsina25/04/2022 1:16

RT @teatrenacional: 💬 Are you an english speaker living in Catalunya? 🎭 #MacbettTNC has english subtitles today. ⚔️ Enjoy Ionesco's satir…

@josepjulien

@josepjulien24/04/2022 15:14

RT @teatrenacional: 💬 Are you an english speaker living in Catalunya? 🎭 #MacbettTNC has english subtitles today. ⚔️ Enjoy Ionesco's satir…

@teatrenacional

@teatrenacional24/04/2022 15:07

💬 Are you an english speaker living in Catalunya? 🎭 #MacbettTNC has english subtitles today. ⚔️ Enjoy Ionesco's s… https://t.co/sHMR0z9JsG

@Pili_stage

@Pili_stage23/04/2022 18:51

RT @teatrenacional: 🐎⚔️ Aquest cap de setmana les funcions de #MacbettTNC són accessibles. 🦻 Avui: audiodescripció, subtítols en català, b…

@teatrenacional

@teatrenacional23/04/2022 14:27

🐎⚔️ Aquest cap de setmana les funcions de #MacbettTNC són accessibles. 🦻 Avui: audiodescripció, subtítols en catal… https://t.co/iEmhcjwpv9

@garcia_remei

@garcia_remei22/04/2022 16:52

RT @RosaMariaMartin: Unos días después, se asiste al TNC a precio especial y bien informados. Hoy hemos disfrutado con #MacbettTNC de Ion…

@RosaMariaMartin

@RosaMariaMartin20/04/2022 23:53

Unos días después, se asiste al TNC a precio especial y bien informados. Hoy hemos disfrutado con #MacbettTNC de… https://t.co/ZX8bUr3f27

@teatrenacional

@teatrenacional20/04/2022 11:46

💥 Ionesco despulla el poder i els seus mecanismes a través de l’humor, l’exageració i la paradoxa. 🎟️ Última setma… https://t.co/YT2822XzIq

@cbonamus

@cbonamus14/04/2022 22:46

Notable #MacbettTNC. El segon acte és 💥. Especialment recomanable si esteu fastiguejats amb el moment polític actual.

@Queemdius

@Queemdius14/04/2022 12:30

RT @teatrenacional: 💥 Estrenem #MacbettTNC! 🎟️ Fins al 24 d'abril a la Sala Petita. https://t.co/7uNALFTqMG https://t.co/Og7xjHgE1p

@Queemdius

@Queemdius14/04/2022 12:30

@teatrenacional Ahir, #MacbettTNC DUNCAN: ― Estàs segur que ets un dels nostres? SOLDAT: ― Què vols… https://t.co/SCGPaqPeau

@Recomana_

@Recomana_13/04/2022 15:46

RT @teatrenacional: "Un 'Macbett' ple de virtuts teatrals que reconciliarà molts espectadors perduts en els últims temps per aquests mons d…

@teatrenacional

@teatrenacional13/04/2022 14:09

"Un 'Macbett' ple de virtuts teatrals que reconciliarà molts espectadors perduts en els últims temps per aquests mo… https://t.co/SDPvxrrVbi