The Serpent Under it

Shakespeare’s Darkest Plays

What is truth? We live in a time where everything, even our sense of what is real, can be bought, sold and manipulated – hidden behind the gloss of a false flag. Through a playful theatre laboratory of words, light and movement we will explore the darker side of human nature, our vaulting ambitions and access to evil, using texts from plays like «King Lear», «Othello», “Richard III” and «Macbeth”. By using the original language, none of Shakespeare’s timeless poetry and insight is lost in translation. More than 400 years after his death, the words of Shakespeare still ring true…

«To beguile the time, look like the time.
Bear welcome in your eye, your hand, your tongue.
Look like th’ innocent flower, but be the serpent under ’t.» – Lady Macbeth

Running time: 75 minutes

Current Performances

Sentralen in Oslo:
31st October 1930
1st November 1930
2nd November 1230 and 1930


Ås Kulturhus:
15th November 1900




Light Design

Costume Design