MACBETH

PERFORMANCE DATES:  Tues 24th January – Sun 29 January 2023
– with a post-show Q&A on Weds 25th January.

AUDITION DATES: 7th, 10th, 11th & 14th September 2022. See below for further details.

VENUE: St Mary’s Barnes

All hail Macbeth that shall be King hereafter…” 

With these portentous words, the three witches seal the fate of not only the Thane of Glamis himself but also all the others whom Macbeth will dispose of on the way to fulfilling their deadly prophecy. 

Following the success of our acclaimed four-person adaptation of the Scottish Play – Macbeth: Sleep No More – Shadow Road brings you an expanded version of this widely-studied Shakespeare classic that retells the old story of the 11th Century Scottish King and examines the physical and psychological damage done by political ambition, both to those who seek power for its own sake and to those who get in their way…

Staged against the ancient stones and atmospheric backdrop provided by the centuries-old church, St Mary’s Barnes, this electrifying new adaptation of Shakespeare’s infamous tragedy features a certain amount of original material, but nevertheless remains true to its source, both in tone and content.

The performance on Wednesday 25th will be followed by a Q&A with members of the cast and creative team, including Adaptor/Director Emma King-Farlow and Fight Director/Macbeth Amy Floyd (past acting and fight credits include Netflix’s The Witcher, Marvel’s Secret Invasion, Disney’s The Culprits and ITV’s The Long Call).

*For school bookings and large groups (10 or more), please contact us at shadowroadproductions@gmx.com for a special discounted rate to any of the performances.

Performance Dates

Ticket Prices: Adult – £15/Child – £10/Family – £40 (2 adults & 2 children OR 1 adults & 3 children)

Dates and times:
Tue 24th Jan at 7.30pm
Wed 25th Jan at 7.30pm *INCLUDES SPECIAL POST-SHOW Q&A – details below (Adult £18.50/Child £13.50/Family £50.50)*
Thurs 26th Jan at 7.30pm
Fri 27th Jan at 7.30pm –  
Sat 28th Jan at 3.30pm
Sat 28th Jan at 7.30pm
Sun 29th Jan at 3.30pm

AUDITIONS

If you are interested in auditioning for this production, please click the button below and fill out the audition form that it will take you to. Once you have submitted a form, we will get back to you to confirm ASAP and, as is company policy, everyone who auditions will also receive a follow-up email to let them know the results once all auditions have been held and the production cast.

Rehearsals will begin in October.  They will all take place in Barnes, SW13, and will be held on one weekend afternoon, and two weekday evenings from then on, although not all actors will be required for each rehearsal. 

We will move into the church during the week before the show (the week beginning Monday 16th January) and will then be rehearsing on Friday evening and most of the day on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd (Tech), with the Dress Rehearsal taking place on Monday 23rdThe FULL cast will be required for these final rehearsals.

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The ensemble will play a vital role in this production and will need to function as a close-knit team throughout.  Among other things, ensemble members may be required to fight (under the guidance of an experienced Fight Director), dance, and sing together! 

With this in mind, the auditions will be held in small groups and will take roughly two hours each.  They will begin with a few group activities, then there will be time for questions about the production etc before a tea break during which you will have time to read through some scenes.  After tea, you will then run through those scenes with your fellow auditionees in a variety of combinations!

Auditions will take place  in the church itself on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 7th September from 6-8pm
  • Saturday 10th September from 1.30-3.30pm
  • Saturday 10th September from 4-6pm
  • Sunday 11th September from 1-3pm
  • Sunday 11th September from 3.15-5.15pm
  • Wednesday 14th September from 6-8pm

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST PRE-BOOK YOUR AUDITION SLOT HAVE IT CONFIRMED, AS WE WILL NOT BE THERE IF WE ARE NOT EXPECTING ANYONE AT THAT TIME!

If you wish to audition for this production, please choose a date and time slot from the list above, then fill out the form below! We will get back to you to confirm ASAP and, as is company policy, everyone who auditions will also receive a follow-up email to let them know the results once all auditions have been held and the production cast. 

Thank you again for your interest. 

We look forward to hearing from you – and to seeing you soon! 🙂

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