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Closed March 16, 2019

Witness one of the greatest tragedies, the story of Macbeth.

Why See Macbeth?


Double, Double, Toil and Trouble!

Americas most sought-after director, Marti Lyons adapts and directs Shakespeare's tragic piece, Macbeth. This short 75-minute performance is the perfect introduction to the world of Shakespeare, and features a question and answer session at the end of each performance. Thought to have first been performed in 1606, the story of Macbeth continues to captivate audiences throughout the many centuries of it being performed.

The Story of Macbeth

A trio of witches gift (or curse) the brace Scottish general Macbeth with a prophecy, that one day he will rule Scotland as King. Consumed by the idea of being the King of Scotland and spurred on by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the crown for himself.

The guilt that follows begins to eat away at Macbeth and drives him to commit more murders, and soon becomes the ruler he feared to be. The bloodbath followed by a civil war leads Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into madness and ultimately their deaths.

Did You Know?

Some people behind the curtains of theatre believe that the play is cursed, and will not mention the title out loud. Instead, they refer to it as 'The Scottish Play'. If they do mention it, they have to go outside, spin around three times and knock on the theatre door asking to be let back in.

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Opening night: 16 February 2019


Recommended for ages 12+

Run time

75 minutes

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