Macbeth - Too Much Blood


Macbeth - Too Much Blood is variation on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in which we cannot be sure whether the action takes place in the past, present, or far future. The world of this Macbeth speaks a universal language, in which there is no longer space for transcendence and philosophical thought: a language which names reality simply and inexorably.

Only one language and a few words now suffice to understand this world. Macbeth - Too Much Blood is a dark, bluegrass-infused comedy on a classic theme that blends absurdity with melancholy.

“This production is an exceptional example of classic material inventively grasped” - Saša Hrbotický, Aktuálně.cz

“As has been written many times, the actors from the Balustrade are a perfect team and this theatre founded on paradoxes understands well the true inner individual amidst the ‘social game’.” Marie Reslová,

About the Company

The Theatre on the Balustrade is a leader in current theatrical trends and has received some of the highest honours in Czech theatre, including: Theatre of the year 2014; and Best Performance of 2013 (The Golden Sixties), 2014 (Velvet Havel) and 2017 (Macbeth - Too Much Blood). In recent seasons, the theatre has been invited to prestigious festivals in Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Germany, Columbia, France, the United Kingdom and the USA.

The Czech actors in this production speak simple, rhythmic, abbreviated English, which will be understood by any beginner.



Theatre / company

Theatre on the Balustrade

Czech title

Macbeth - Too Much Blood


David Jařab


David Jařab


Jakub Kudláč


Lucie Ferenzová

Stage design

David Jařab

Costume design

Sylva Zimula Hanáková