Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare

On a wild and windswept heath a whispered prophecy incites an unstoppable chain of events. The prophecy rouses the dormant ambition of a soldier, Macbeth. His wife, Lady Macbeth, lusts after the title of queen. Together the Macbeth’s plot a ghastly murder, and in doing so throw open the gates to hell.

Morality is put under the microscope in William Shakespeare's brilliant examination of human temptation, ambition and guilt. Macbeth is an exciting story that provokes debate and stimulates discussion.

All performances are followed by a Q&A with the actors. Our actors have detailed knowledge of the themes and characters of the play and it's historical context. The actors can lead critical discussion on the thematic relevance of the play to contemporary society.

Duration: 65 minutes, followed by a Q&A. A 90 minute session recommended
Suitability: Year 10 - 11
Ideas / Issues / Themes: Ambition, Equivocation, Fate vs. Humanism, Guilt


tour dates in-schools

Term 2: Tuesday 17 April - Friday 29 June
Term 3: Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September
Term 4: Monday 8 October - Friday 19 October

Abbotsford Convent

Thursday 14 June: 1.00pm (Q&A)

cost

$9.50 per student, groups +120 students
$1140.00 minimum performance fee, groups -120 students
All prices include GST, cancellation fees apply

venue Requirements

Minimum 6m x 6m of flat, clear playing space with access to power
Bump in - 60 minutes
Bump out - 20 minutes


Students were extremely positive about the production. All thought it really brought the play to life for them and all commented on the quality of the acting and staging of the performance.
— University High School