Shakespeare Up Close


Ambition, madness and murder collide as Macbeth hurtles along the road to power. Experience Shakespeare’s thrilling masterpiece up close, intense, and in the round.

Six actors fire up the senses in a compelling look at Shakespeare’s political take down.

Ideally suited to Years 9, 10 and 11, this 90 minute abridged version of the play uses only Shakespeare’s language, combined with a contemporary setting.

Suitable for Year 7+


The production is available in two education packages:

Option 1 At the Orange Tree Theatre
8 FEB – 15 FEB 2019

Your group will be welcomed at the Orange Tree to experience this thrilling 90 min production in our intimate theatre, where the audience surround the action.

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10.30am & 2.00pm
Tickets £8, teachers free


Option 2 At your school
25 FEB – 15 MARCH 2019

We bring the production to your school hall in a technically simplifi ed touring version, for up to 120 students seated in the round.

The production is immediately followed by a 30 min workshop led by the actors which enables students to explore production ideas and re-direct key moments in the play to consider how the choices actors make affect the audience.

A two hour slot in the hall is required for the performance and workshop, plus approx. 1 hour to set up and 40 mins to clear.


“Fantastic! It really changed the way many of the students were able to access Shakespeare and understand the themes. They were all enthralled.” Waldegrave School on Shakespeare Up Close 2018

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