In a country ravaged by war, three witches wait for the young soldier Macbeth on a desolate heath. They tell him he will be King. When Macbeth is unexpectedly promoted, and with the Witches’ prophesy ringing in his ears, his bloody ambition takes hold. How far will he and his resolute wife go to win more power?
In a mythical world of dictatorship, uprisings, famine and war, Shakespeare examines what it truly means to be a tyrant. An ideal introduction to Shakespeare, this production is performed by only three actors and features the original text cut to a fast-paced, blood-spattered 75 minutes.
‘Students buzzing after - loved it!’
‘Really clear story-telling - amazing within an hour.’
Comments from teachers - Hamlet schools tour, 2014.
Macbeth is touring to schools within one hour’s drive of The Watermill.
Workshops are available and a free education pack can be downloaded at www.watermill.org.uk/education_packs
Macbeth on tour is generously supported by The Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation
Directed by Cressida Brown
Duncan / Banquo