Presented by Hammond Fleet Productions and Holden Street Theatres


Tis a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing”

About the show

A modern take on Macbeth set in the world of Australian politics.

The Macbeths, an ambitious Liberal party couple who stop at nothing in their pursuit of power.

A mash up of Shakespeare and Greg Fleet.

Love, ambition, life and death.

That's politics.

"A masterpiece" - The Australian.

“Delicious..Shakespeare, Scorsese…a highlight of the season." Four Stars **** - The West Australian

Adelaide Fringe 2017 Reviews

★★★★★ "The production not only works, it is absolutely wonderful. I cannot recommend it highly enough." Barefoot Review

★★★★★ "...you should not miss this performance." Adelaide Theatre Guide

★★★★ "Comedian Greg Fleet has craftily reworked Macbeth into a contemporary political setting..." The Advertiser

★★★★"Fleet played the egomaniacal, cocaine-snorting, foul-mouthed pollie to perfection." Entertainment Hive

"Signifying Nothing is a live theatre piece combining the wit and striking prose of Shakespeare's classic Macbeth with the underbelly of contemporary Australian politics." YEWTH

Cast & Company


Greg Fleet


Nicola Bartlett

Greg Fleet

Greg Fleet also wrote the Blue Room Award-winning This Is Not A Love Song and the hit memoir These Things Happen.

Signifying Nothing features a who’s who of Australian theatre, film and television, including Roz Hammond, Lawrence Mooney, Luke Hewitt and Caitlyn Beresford.


In an imagined Australia where The Republic is approaching like a train Paul and Lainey Macbeth are the ultimate power couple: ambitious, ruthless and willing to risk everything for something more.

Words and function. Drive and irreversible deeds. In the end the difference between a stain and a masterpiece is perception.


Four Stars **** - The West Australian

signifying nothing

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Origin: VIC

Season: 2017


14th - 18th @ 9:15 pm

19th @ 7:45pm

21st - 24th @ 9:15pm

25th & 26th @ 6:00 pm

28th @ 7:30pm


1st-5th @ 7.30pm

7th - 12th @ 7:45pm

14th - 19th @ 7:45pm


Adult: $28.00, BankSA Customer: $22.00, Conc.: $22.00, Child: $14.00

TREv: $22.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio, Holden Street Theatres

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