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

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 for a special discounted rate to any of the performances.

Performance Dates

Early Bird Ticket Prices – purchased by 30th September 2022: 
Adult – £15
Child (under 16) – £10
Family – £40 (2 adults & 2 children OR 1 adults & 3 children)
* Please contact us for details of our special offer for school bookings –

Standard Ticket Prices – purchased from 1st October: 
Adult – £17.50
Child (under 16) – £12.50
Family – £47.50 (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 with members of the cast & crew – (Early Bird: Adult £18.50/Child £13.50/Family £50.50. Standard: Adult £20/Child £15/Family £55)*
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

Thank you to everyone who came to this special run of Macbeth!! We will be updating this page to include some of the wonderful photos, videos and reviews.

In the meantime here are a few of our favourites from this production – we will be uploading the rest shortly:

– “Incredible! Such a fab show, brilliant performances, I really got into the spirit of the fighting!! Thanks

– “Absolutely enjoying the show. Particularly love the fighting scenes, with a very impressive shift of pace and freezing in time that contributes a sculpture-like beauty. The witches are brilliant. Thank you so much for the show!

– “Beautiful performance from all!! Best Macbeth story of all time.

– “Stunning cast! I don’t think I have ever listened to Shakespeare with such intent and attention before! Bravo!

– “Fabulous 1st Macbeth for me – terrific cast – very impressive – hope to see another soon!!

– “I came here last year and it was even above my amazing expectation.”

– “Absolutely brilliant – loved the staging.”

– “Amazing!! You inspire me to act!!

– “Brilliant – loved it. More please! BRAVO

– “The best Macbeth I have ever seen!”:

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Behind the Scenes:
This adaptation of Macbeth was written by Emma King-Farlow during 2020 for a cast of four actors and was performed in several venues, including Turbine Theatre, Southside House and Number 36. It is our pleasure to bring to you this adaptation with a cast of 16+, featuring lights, sound effects and mass battles – journey through time to 11th Century Scotland and behold a tale of love, ambition, treason, and magic.

Working with this incredible cast and crew was an absolute joy! We can’t wait to share the photos and more behind the scenes with your and our Patreon supporters soon.

If you missed this show/want to see more of our work will be taking our 3/4 person adaptation to Edinburgh this August, along with the launch of our latest project Secret Stoprytellers, please sign up to our mailing list for more information and we can’t wait to see you there! Here are some of the reviews of our four person adaptation:

What a terrific show! I am still replaying in my mind the subtle shifts that all the characters passed through as undreamt of possibilities turned into dreadful realities. The ghost at the feast scene was hugely powerful as Macbeth finally unravelled. An excellent script by Emma King-Farlow and superb performances from this cast of just four. So good to experience the power of live theatre again. Thank you all for working so hard through such restricted times to find a way bring us this magic.
Jane B.
Audience Member – No.36
Absolutely amazing! Would highly recommend to anyone who is a fan of Shakespeare. Very intimate and well thought out production. Will definitely go to more events in the future!
Courtney Larkin
Audience Member – No.36
Congratulations again! Excellent job by everyone – the crushed imperious Lady M, the heartbroken Macduff, the suspicious everyman Banquo and the physically and emotionally scarred Macbeth, caught up in a web of self-created torment. Amazing how 4 people can slip into all those roles so perfectly.
Matt Bentley
Audience Member – No.36
A dramatic performance that was so intimate that you felt part of the play as if you were in it. The music was so beautiful that travelled the whole room! Thank you for an amazing performance. X
Audience Member – Southside House
Fabulous production of Macbeth by Fireside Folktales. I was actually on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen 😂The final fight scene was awesome. Can’t wait to see what they’ll do with A Christmas Carol later in the year.
Ruth Brandt
Audience Member – Coach & Horses
Fabulous show and triumphant opening! It was wonderful! So good. So many brilliant touches. Macbeth’s slow descent was so good, trying to fix his position and becoming more and more brutal. I don’t think I’ve seen that so clearly before. We have bought tickets to see it again!
J. Bolger
Audience Member – No.36

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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


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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