Fancy hanging out in Erno Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower for the night in the name of art? Look no further than RIFT’s immersive production of ‘Macbeth’, which, it was announced today, will be staged in the Poplar residential tower block.
Big, Brutalist and built in 1963, the block is a precursor to Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower in north Kensington and will be used by the theatre company as the immersive venue for Shakespeare’s bloody and violent tragedy.
The show follows RIFT’s (formerly RETZ’s) site specific, run-around production of Kafka’s ‘The Trial’ and takes place all night (8pm to 8am) in the tower block. All we know is that on a clear morning you can seen most of London’s epic skyline from the top, which is definitely a view worth staying up all night for.