Macbeth Projeto

Cycle Nº6 (2020)



Aleksandar Dundjerovic, Stephen Simms, Paul Sadot, Maria Sanchez, Centre for Interdisciplinary Performing Arts (CIPA) and  Teatro Os Satyros, Brazil  (


Live ZOOM Digital Theatre

4th Dec 2020


Directed by Aleksandar Dundjerovic (UK team)

Directed by Rodolfo Vazquez (Os Satyros team)


Original Soundscape - Daniel Blanco Albert








Cycle six developed over four weeks as a bilingual English and Portuguese performance. It was facilitated through technology and it was a digital theatre in its entirety. The concept put forward by Rodolfo Garcia Vazquez, artistic director of Os Satyros and co-director of Macbeth #6 is ‘tele-co-presence’ as a principal of digital theatre. This refers to actors and the physical audience being present at the same time, but on screen, using a technological extension, to do live encounters. The online platform used for live performance was Zoom. The rehearsals were online with actors in their location (homes or studios) in different countries (the UK, USA and Brazil) and time zones.

Cycles 1-4 (2017-2018)


An original idea by 

Stephen Simms, Aleksandar Dundjerovic




Cycle 1:

Aleksandar Dundjerovic, Stephen Simms, Daniel Blanco, Maria Sanchez, Gareth Somers


Cycle 2 (Centrala, Birmingham):

Aleksandar Dundjerovic, Stephen Simms, Daniel Blanco, Maria Sanchez, Jieling Xiao, Hayley Ingle


Cycle 3:

Aleksandar Dundjerovic, Stephen Simms, Maria Sanchez


Cycle 4 (Prague Quatriennial):

Aleksandar Dundjerovic, Stephen Simms, Maria Sanchez



Original Music and Soundscapes:

Daniel Blanco Albert


More information:



The Good Soul of Szechuan



By Bertolt Brecht


Patrick Centre, Birmingham

11th-14th Dec 2019.


Directed by Aleksandar Dundjerovic




Three Gods are on a journey to find out if there are any good people left on earth. Only Shen Te, a good-hearted prostitute, offers them shelter. They reward her with money to buy a tobacco shop and turn her life around. Barely getting through the door, everyone has their hand out for help, threatening her chances to make a go of the business.


With her good nature further threatened by an unscrupulous suitor, her business-minded cousin, Shui Ta, arrives to protect her.

Music direction - Daniel Blanco Albert


Music Composed by Daniel Blanco Albert, Jude Radley, Holly Gowland and Samuel Barba. 



In this project I tutored a group of undergraduate composers in their first experience composing for theatre.

The Terror

Created and Directed by Stephen Simms


Crescent Theatre, Birmingham


13th-16th March 2019




Revolution will Eat its own Children


An exciting new physical theatre production. ‘The Terror’ is the name historians give to the darkest and most bloody part of the French Revolution, whose leaders were eventually murdered by their own followers: a pattern which has repeated across the centuries.


This production mixes film, music and live action, as characters and events from history crash into each other.


What happens when revolutionary barbarity and media celebrity collide? Will Marie Antoinette marry, snog, or kill President Kennedy? What terrors unfold when truth and lies are the same thing, and the ugly sisters drown Cinderella?


Visually stunning, this original production is unsettling, funny and beautiful.

Photos taken by Kirkpatrick photography


Bits of music material by Daniel Blanco Albert used as found material for Rob Robert's compositions for The Terror.


Music by Rob Roberts



The Trojan Women

By Caroline Bird


Crescent Theatre, Birmingham


Directed by Sean Aita


Post-show music by Daniel Blanco Albert

Whilst the city of Troy burns, its women await their fate. Bird's thrilling and provocative re-invention of Euripides's classic brings the play bang up to date for a contemporary audience. Transplanting the action to a mother and baby unit, located within a women's prison, this electrifying drama explored the aftermath and consequences of war.

Photos taken by Kirkpatrick photography



By David Edgar 


Patrick Centre, Birmingham

13th-19th December 2017


Directed by Aleksandar Dundjerovic 


Music by Daniel Blanco Albert

Live Music and Soundscape underscore

A famous medieval art discovery becomes a bargaining chip in a hostage situation when a multinational group of armed and desperate migrants escaping a war zone raid and occupy an old church.


When they realise that their human prisoners may be of far less value to them than the medieval fresco on the wall of the church, a tense ideological battle of wit ensues.


This première of a newly revised version of Pentecost by David Edgar presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Photos taken by Greg Milner

Holy Day

By Andrew Bovell


Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

11th-14th October 2017


Directed by Lise Olson


Full underscore mixing live music and prerecorded soundscapes based on Australian music

A murdered husband.


A missing child.


Suspicion, brutality and lawlessness lie at the heart of this chilling and deeply moving play. Witness fear and mystery, set against the hostile, misunderstood landscape of 19th century Australian Outback and discover how myths emerge and the truth is buried.


"You and I will be silent about what has passed. For what is not spoken will eventually fade,"

Photos taken by Greg Milner


By Racine 


Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

22-24 June 2017


Directed by Gareth Somers.


Full underscore played live mixing ancient instruments and electronics.


Based on the Greek tragedy, Racine's retelling of this ancient story is one of the most famous classical French dramas. Phedra is a woman betrayed by her own desires - her lust for her step-son in her husband's absence. She descends into a personal hell of shame, degradation, guilt and remorse.


Robert David MacDonald's brilliant contemporary translation captures the poetry, drive, and style of Racine's original, as the powerhouse characters and the plot hurtle towards an inevitable conclusion.

Photos taken by Greg Milner

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

Based on the silent film by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer.


Directed by Stephen Simms.


Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

22-25 March 2017


Serbia & Hungary Tour 


Centar za kulturu, Belgrade - 4th May 2017 

Beogradsko Dramsko Pozoriste - Belgrade 5th May 2017 

Firchie Think Tank - Novi Sad 8th May 2017 

Academy of Drama and Film, Budapest - 11-12 May 2017


Underscoring co-composed by Nick Pattichis, Felix Cheung and Daniel Blanco Albert.


A horror story of possession, thought-control, lust & murder, which unfolds against the backdrop of a touring circus and a series of mysterious killings. Visually stunning, the production is unsettling, funny and beautiful.

Photos taken by Greg Milner

Blood Wedding

By Lorca


Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

15-18 March 2017


Directed by Gari Jones.


Full underscore -voice and electronics- and folk band onstage.

About the music:


For the creation of the soundtrack I recorded and sampled the whole cast humming a whole chromatic register. With this material and some electronic treatment we created a whole soundworld that, depending on the scene, would change the color and the mood of the scene.


One of Lorca’s specifications on music in the play was the use of violins in some moments to support the Beggar’s (Death) speeches. And, with the recurrent presence of Death in the production, a material recorded by a folk violinist became crucial to link organically all the music of the play.

Photos taken by Hannah Kelly 


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

By Shakespeare 


Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

12-15 September 2016


Directed by Lise Olson


Music for strings and for a live jazz band.


References: Early rock&roll and opera verista.

Photos taken by Hannah Kelly 


By Dawn King 


Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham


15-18 June 2016


Music for piano, electronics, etc.



A young woman is found dead. Her sister sets out to find out what happened, and stumbles into a world of secrets and subterfuge that makes her question who Justine really was. How well can you ever know someone who lies for a living?

Photos taken by Hannah Kelly 


The Sins of Sor Juana

By Karen Zacarías


European premiere

Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

21-24 October 2015


Directed by Lise Olson



Music for choir, violin and cello duet, small consort, mixed ensemble, mixed electronics, etc.


I am delighted by your music...

Karen Zacarías


Legendary Mexican poet Juana Inés de la Cruz writes expressive, sensual verse at the Viceroy’s court in the 1600s, a time when it was unfashionable—and sinful—for women to exercise their intellect. The Viceroy is jealous of Juana’s influence on his beautiful wife, the Vicereine, who has arranged a profitable marriage to ensure that Juana will always have a place at court. Believing his own marriage is threatened by Juana’s engagement, the Viceroy hires a charming, educated rogue to seduce Juana and destroy her reputation. When Juana refuses to compromise her poetry for what the church ordains appropriate, she stands to lose everything she loves.

Photos taken by Hannah Kelly