Macbeth – Riivatut (The Possessed) after William Shakespeare
This adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play for puppets and actors addresses today’s youth with its timeless message. By showing how fatal it can be to believe in wrong predictions and false values this production invites young adults to ask themselves how an ordinary man can turn into a monster. A crime cannot be undone, its memory stays and finally destroys the one who committed it.
with Antero Nieminen, Eve Saarinen, Pekka Heiman
Directing: Markku Arokanto
Translation: Matti Rossi
Set and costumes: Maija Poskiparta
Puppetry: Satu Paavola
Music: Juha Jaakkola
Lighting: Anna Karmala
Language: Finnish with English translation
Teatteri Hevosenkenkä (Horseshoe Theatre) is a children’s theatre residing in an idyllic old wooden house on the Juhannusmäki Hill in Espoo near Helsinki. It produces performances for children from 3-12 and for adolescents as well as adults, it is home to permanent puppet and art exhibitions and follows a committed education programme. Performances are given in Finnish, Swedish, Somali, Albanian, German and English both at home and on tour.