“Methought I heard a voice cry, sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep!”
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Macbeth
A Fireside Folktales Performance
“All hail Macbeth that shalt 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.
Shadow Road brings you the condensed Fireside Folktales 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…
Premiered in August 2020, this electrifying new adaptation of Shakespeare’s infamous tragedy promises to be the darkest entry yet in the Fireside Folktales collection. Featuring a certain amount of original material, it nevertheless remains true to its source, both in tone and content.
We can provide creative and educational workshops to accompany this production upon request.
You might like to know…
- The play runs for around 105 minutes.
- It can be staged either in the open air or indoors. If indoors, it can be performed either in promenade (with the audience following the action from space to space) or end on, with the audience seated.
- The play includes sword fighting and staged violence.
- Macbeth would be an obvious choice for school groups, many of whom are studying the play as part of the curriculum. It would also be a particularly good choice for Shakespeare-lovers, as an introduction to someone new to Shakespeare, or for anyone looking for some original Halloween entertainment!