“Tempted by the supernatural weird sisters to break their bonds of trust and murder their King, the Macbeths unleash the forces of nature’s revenge. This production focuses on the play’s theme of killing an anointed king, that is the greatest crime. This was a very popular view with Shakespeare’s patron King James I.”
We have cut the play with the sharpest of knives to make it a lean one hour nightmare machine. In our production Macduff invites you to hear his haunting tale of the murderous Macbeth’s and how they tore his and Scotland’s life apart.
Set in the original story time of 1040, these dark age warriors recreate their broadsword battles, witches dances and bloody horror. With Macduff narrating, it allows the beautiful poetry to fly as the audience can understand the plot more easily.
Suitable for ALL students and a refreshing perspective for lovers of the play.
Mixing modern language and original text it makes the story fun and crystal clear. The best way to experience the Bard which, lets face it, he designed to be enjoyed as a live show.
How Macbeth works
One hour long shows with a cast of three (needs to be seen to be believed) followed by Q & A or workshops in a half day visit. For full day after the show your students can create their own version with our company or visiting director to perform at the end of the day to family and friends.
Macbeth at Coxwell Barn Festival photo Greca Redwood-Jones.
Also Available Shakespeare Double Bill
Our shows are also available as a double bill performance with either Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and Macbeth. Comedy and Tragedy in a day.
Choose any combinations of two shows.
Also available with workshops after the shows.
Macbeth Show at The Compton School