Balfron Tower, 2014
Devised Work

Performed overnight from 8pm until 8am, RIFT created a fevered festival-like dream of characters sleepwalking through walls, confiding plots and conspiring murder in this lively and ambitious retelling of Shakespeare’s Scottish play. Audiences were invited to face witches in an underground car park, drink and feast with the Macbeths as the siege rages around them and then take a restful sleep on the 27th floor in this fully immersive production set in and inspired by a brutalist architectural masterpiece in East London. Gruff devised and expanded on Shakespeare’s text to create the unhinged world of the murderers running parallel to Macbeth’s demise.


Commission by RIFT within Macbeth.
Devised, set design and performed by  Thomas Bostock, Alistair Foylan, Phoebe Naughton, Holly Shuttleworth, Bryn Fitch, Ally Couch & Joe Mercier