This riveting production of one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays is sure to leave you spell bound, so come along to the Helix and see Macbeth at its finest.
About the play…
Macbeth, sometimes referred to as ‘The Scottish Play’, tells of the dangers of the lust for power and the betrayal of friends. This play is unusual, in that it was the shortest of Shakespeare’s tragedies amongst the likes of Hamlet, Othello and King Lear. The play was written in the first decade of the 17th century and it also features a nod to the then King James I of England (he was King James VI of Scotland), who was supposedly a descendant of Banquo. Banquo is a character in the play that is predicted to beget a line of Kings.
The plot revolves around the character of Macbeth, who is very loosely based on the historical King of Scotland of the same name. Macbeth rises to the throne through regicide but soon becomes overridden by guilt and despair as the three witches predict his fall through a series of seemingly impossible circumstances such as “none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” and he will “never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood … shall come against him”.
The show runs in The Theatre of The Helix from Tuesday 19th of February to Friday 14th of March. The performances start at 8pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and there are also some school shows on at 1pm on weekdays.
How to get to the venue…
The Helix is located on the Dublin City University (DCU) campus in Glasnevin, which is roughly about 3km north of Dublin city centre.
You can easily catch a bus from the city centre : 4, 11, 11A, 11B, 13, 13A and 19A. Any of these buses will take you from the city centre and drop you off close to the Helix.
If approaching from outside Dublin, just get on the M50 ring-road and take the Ballymun ext (Junction 4). Then drive through Ballymun and turn left at the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads (approx 500 meters). At the second set of traffic lights turn right in to the entrance for DCU.
From within the city you can drive on the N1 north towards Drumcondra. Continue on towards the M1 until you get to the junction at Whitehall. Here you can turn left onto Collins Avenue and as you drive along this street you should see DCU on the left after the St. Aidans CBS.
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