Sardegna Teatro & Compagnia Teatropersona (Italy)


The leather, the horns, the blood and the wine.

Director Alessandro Serra was photographing the carnival festivities in Sardinia, when the sight of children wearing masks reminded him of the characters in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Serra noticed surprising similarities between Sardinia and Shakespeare’s depiction of Scotland, which prompted him to stage a Sardinian rendition of the Bard’s classic tragedy. Serra wanted an all-male cast for his version, following an Elizabethan convention.

Thus was born Macbettu – a beautiful, physical performance honed to minimalist perfection. A representation of kingsize ambition, downfall and mortality, with movement material echoing the precision of martial arts, and delivered in vibrant Sardinian impressively resonating with the production’s overall soundscape.

Macbettu was presented with the UBU Award, one of the major prizes in Italian theatre, and it is also the 2017 recipient of the Italian Critics Award for best production.


With the Support of Fondazione Pinuccio Sciola & Cedac Circuito Regionale Sardegna