An actress prepares to play Lady Macbeth. She can’t find her dark and criminal side, and decides to invoke ” Mamie Wata “, a witch from her childhood in Afrika. Lady Mac Wata is a trip in the schizophrenia of actors, in African mysticism, and into the curse of the Scottish play. With percussions and Congolese hip-hop, the play encapsulates our unique cultural bridge created between France, Afrika and the UK.
Written and performed by Magali Muxart, this three acts play, is developed by Exchange Theatre under the artistic direction of David Furlong. The multi-national company has produced over the last five years a body of work both in French and English and translated major unknown French plays for the first time in the Uk (Claudel, Durringer, Sartre). Lady Mac Wata encapsulates this unique cultural bridge created between France, Africa and the UK.
Au Lion and Unicorn Theatre, du 8 au 11 Fevrier, avec Magali Muxart, Elisa Alexis et David Furlong.
Mise en scène par David Furlong. Durée, 1h 15. www.exchangetheatre.com
42-44 Gaisford St, Londres NW5 2ED
Station Kentish Town