“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.
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
Also available our Macbeth play in a Day
“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.“
Recommended for: Shakespeare, Theatre.
Ages: Key Stage 2, 3 and above – See filter on the gallery of days below for age group and type of day.
Amount of pupils: Up to 140 in one day (more on request) max 35 per class.
Availability: All year – UK wide. Advance booking preferred but can help with last minutes plans.
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