Tero Saarinen Company and TTT Theatre, a leading Finnish drama theatre, join forces in presenting a multidisciplinary interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic. The amalgamation of dance, drama and juggling creates a razor-sharp and current exploration into greed and manipulation.

The creation will be seen at TTT Theatre in Tampere in September 2024. Get your tickets for the performances.

About the creation

Macbeth (1606) is one of the most violent depictions of greed for power in dramatic literature. Shakespeare’s tragedy of the Macbeths who will stop at nothing to seize the crown is captivating in its poignancy and timelessness.

”In our interpretation, I wanted to plunge into the acts of a manipulating and contaminating mind – without overlooking the ingrained irony and humour characteristic to Shakespeare’s works”, director-choreographer Tero Saarinen says.

In the seamless amalgamation of dance, drama and juggling, co-directed with Otso Kautto, everyone on stage is both subject and object to the narrative. Michael Baran’s austere adaptation of the original play, Mikki Kunttu’s lighting design, Samu-Jussi Koski’s costumes and Marko Nyberg’s music and sound design revise the tragedy to the present.

The creation will premiere at the Dance House Helsinki on 13 March, and repremiere in Tampere at TTT’s Main Stage on 12 September, 2024. The performance is subtitled in English (limited visibility from rows 1–4). Please note that the creation includes strong flashing lights.


12 September 2024 19:00 - 20:40


Tampereen Työväen Teatteri, Tampere, Finland

13 September 2024 19:00 - 20:40


Tampereen Työväen Teatteri, Tampere, Finland

14 September 2024 13:00 - 14:40


Tampereen Työväen Teatteri, Tampere, Finland

20 September 2024 19:00 - 20:40


Tampereen Työväen Teatteri, Tampere, Finland

All events

“Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen's bracing dance-theatre startles from the start. -- An arrestingly modern vision.”


“TSC’s and TTT's Macbeth is a performance that lingers in your mind for a long time. - - the performance, in its brilliance and innovative form, brought light and joy to the viewer’s life.``


“Tero Saarinen’s Macbeth is brilliant and eerily topical. Shakespeare’s bloody but human Macbeth receives a fresh and elegant reinterpretation.”

- HBL, 2024

``The result is something completely new. A stunning performance that moves between a dance creation and a spoken play, without being either of those things. The focus was on the breathtakingly stunning group, which was like one glorious, multi-locular organism.


Digital evening programme

The digital evening programme of Macbeth includes footage that takes you on a tour behind the scenes! Get to know the multidisciplinary creation’s background through an interview with the makers and dive into the story and history of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  You can easily access the content, designed especially for mobile devices and tablets, from the link below.

Open the digital evening program


Choreography and direction Tero Saarinen
Co-direction Otso Kautto
Translation and adaptation of Shakespeare’s original text Michael Baran
Lighting, video and set design Mikki Kunttu
Costume design Samu-Jussi Koski
Music and sound design Marko Nyberg
Choreographer’s Assistants Satu Halttunen, Henrikki Heikkilä
English captions: Eva Buchwald

Performers (7 on stage) | Dancers: Mikko Lampinen, Emmi Pennanen, David Scarantino, Oskari Kymäläinen (understudy) | Juggler: Emil Dahl | Actors (TTT): Anna Kuusamo, Misa Lommi, Jyrki Mänttäri, Suvi-Sini Peltola, Saska Pulkkinen, Auvo Vihro 

Actors on stage in performances on 13–16 March in Helsinki: Anna Kuusamo, Jyrki Mänttäri, Saska Pulkkinen

Actors on stage in performances on 20–22 March in Helsinki: Misa Lommi, Suvi-Sini Peltola,  Auvo Vihro 

Photo Ilkka Saastamoinen
Making of video Petrus Koskinen

100 minutes
13 March, 2024, Dance House Helsinki, Erkko Hall | 12 September,2024, TTT-theatre Main Stage, Finland
Tero Saarinen Company and TTT-theatre