Macbeth in Concert

Macbeth in Concert

August 9th - 12th 2023
The Hamlet scene dares to connect with performances that are both well-acted, interesting and sensational”
– Kulturinformation
“Not only is Friedel a skilled actor, he is also an absolutely fantastic singer. With his voice, Friedel conjures up the monstrosities that weigh on Macbeth’s psyche, so that the whole hall almost sits in a trance.”
– Den 4. væg
“With four musicians and the actor, singer and director Christian Friedel in the lead, the many soul-sufferings of Shakespeare’s Macbeth character, or perhaps rather the absence of emotions, but on the other hand the total deroute of a man, are unrolled.”
– Kulturkupeen

Woods of Birnam Company

The German band “Woods of Birnam” with their frontman, actor and musician Christian Friedel, presents a spectacular and poignant hybrid of play and concert based on Shakespeare’s classic.

A bleak tale of Macbeth and his self-created nightmare, entirely tailored for icon Christian Friedel and his band. An intense drama supported by  strong video and lighting design, which, like a kind of architectural light show, enchants Kronborg under the night sky.

In front of the eyes of the audience, the power-hungry Scotsman is eaten up by his own guilt, as a consequence of his own fateful decisions.

The German world star Christian Friedel will perform at the Elsinore Shakespeare Festival on August 9th – 12th. His latest international and critically acclaimed film The Zone of Interest premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on 19 May 2023, winning both the Grand Prix and the FIPRESCI Award. This autumn sees the season premiere of the German neo-noir TV series BABYLON BERLIN with Christian Friedel in a leading role in this critically acclaimed TV production created by the famous Hollywood director Tom Tykwer.

The performance is easily accessible to all curious theater lovers with Danish and English subtitles.
NB! Due to the storm, the performance has been moved to The Culture Yard, Allegade 2, 3000 Elsinore (Helsingør).

Christian Friedel, Onno Dreier, Philipp Makolies, Christian Grochau, Uwe Pasora.

ACTORS: Christian Friedel, Onno Dreier, Philipp Makolies, Christian Grochau, Uwe Pasora
DIRECTOR: Christian Friedel
SET DESIGNER: Hannah Rolland, Bernd Mahnert

VIDEO DESIGNER: Clemens Walter

PRODUCER: Woods of Birnam


August 9th – 12th 2023
Every performance begins at 9.00 PM

NB! Due to the storm, the performance has been moved to The Culture Yard, Allegade 2, 3000 Elsinore (Helsingør).

There is one wheelchair space for each performance. Lift from entrance to the Dining Room available for wheelchair access and any guest with walking difficulties.
Possibility of free companion ticket.
Wheelchair spaces must be booked at our ticket office on phone +45 7020 2096.

1,5 hours, no intermission.

German (English and Danish surtitles).


DKK 390 – 460 including ticket fee.
HAMLETSCENEN ANNUAL CARD+ for DKK 695.00 and get access to a whole year’s theater performances.

Please note that tickets can only be purchased online with international payment cards such as VISA, Mastercard and Maestro.
If you need help with your online ticket purchase, do not hesitate to contact the ticket office BILLETTEN, on phone +45 7020 2096 or e-mail address:

Ticket office opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 10.00 – 16.00
Tuesday & Friday at 10.00 – 15.00