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. This was a very popular view with Shakespeare’s patron King James I.
About the Macbeth Show
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.
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.’
How the Macbeth Show works
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.
Suitable for KS4
Macbeth at Coxwell Barn Festival photo Greca Redwood-Jones.
“The children said that they had an amazing day, so please do pass on my sincere thanks to Rebecca, Adrian and the other young lady. Rebecca was especially skilful in her rapport with the children. The workshops were exhausting and exciting, yet still a great success! The feed back from parents is that it was great.
The Year 5 team said that they are keen to rebook again for next year.”
Kirsty, Sevenoaks Primary School
“Many thanks for a wonderful show on Friday. The pupils have given positive feedback and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Incidentally, our drama HOD said that he had recently been to see The National Theatre touring versions for schools (Macbeth) and felt that the National Theatre tried to be too ‘down with the kids with gimmicky stuff’ and felt that your performance was way better in terms of the acting and was truer to text.”
Lynda, KS3 Coordinator of Chadwell Heath Academy
“Just wanted to send a quick message to thank Splats for the performance of ‘Macbeth’ this morning at Great Baddow High School. I thought this was a good quality performance and really helpful for the students. We would be interested in another performance of this play, in July this year, for our current year 10s.
Rachel, KS4 Coordinator English of Great Baddow High School
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.
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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