by William Shakespeare
“One of the great terrifying morality, mystery plays with its witches, warriors and ghosts. Follow the tragic fall of the Macbeths, who could defeat anything but their own gullible greed. Are dark forces in play or did they fool themselves? All hail Macbeth and find out with us.“
Key Stage 2, 3 and above
Amount of pupils:
140 in one day (more on request) max 35 per class
How Macbeth Make a Play Day works
Our Tempest day begins with an assembly to introduce the pupils and teachers to the play and the characters they will be playing.
One class works with the splats teacher at a time to learn their scene. The play is divided into 4 scenes so 4 classes can take part or 2 classes can learn 2 scenes each.
Props and sets
The other groups make props and set for the show and then come and work on their scene. We supply a full teaching pack to help guide this.
At the end of the day all the classes come together to perform the show. The splats teacher acts as narrator which helps to guide the play along.
The pupils can act as their own audience as three of the scenes will be new to them but also please invite parents and other classes to watch as it is a great community event.
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.
Bookings and Prices:
For availability and prices please drop us an email or give Mike a ring on 07944 283659
A recent review from our make a play day
We had a fabulous day, and Arabella was highly skilled and inspirational. She managed to include an autistic child in the production (he even spoke a few lines, which was a big surprise to the staff who know him). Also, a child who began the day in tears because he was nervous joined in happily as one of the ‘mechanicals’ . The show was well attended by parents and the rest of KS2: there was much laughter and applause. All in all then, we declare Arabella the new Queen of the Fairies!
Thanks so much and we’ll be in touch again.
Just a quick email to say how fantastic the Midsummer Night’s Dream ‘Make a Play Day’ was last week when Paul came in to work in our school as part of Y5/6 work on Shakespeare. The workshops inspired both the staff and children and the performance at the end was entertaining and really good fun. We saw a completely different side to some of our children whom we had never known were such ‘budding actors’. Some of our quieter children suddenly had confidence they had not appeared to have before.
The staff said the workshops were well organised and were so pleased with how the children engaged. Paul understood how to work with the children in a pacey, exciting but controlled way.
We will definitely be booking another ‘Play in a Day’ in the near future as it was such good value for money.
Thanks again for a wonderful day,
Ightenhill Primary School, Burnley
Macbeth Theatre Show
‘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. A very popular view with Shakespeare’s patron King James 1st.
Our Shakespeare in a Suitcase production has witches, warriors and ghosts supported by our audience of rapping ‘wraith-ravens’ where they join in as the chorus with ‘Hubble Bubble’ rap.’
We are proud to present our Shakespeare in a Suitcase Productions, bringing live theatre to your school. They are a simple fun introduction to Shakespeare’s mayhem.
One hour long shows with a cast of three (needs to be seen to be believed) followed by workshops for a half a day OR 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.
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, was designed to be enjoyed as a live show.
“Allow us to bring the laughs to you.”