Macbeth

for 7 to 12 year olds – performed in your school

* We are currently taking bookings for Autumn Term 2017 *

“Absolutely outstanding! Two hours of the finest education possible. The pupils loved being actively involved in the performance. The effort put in by the actors was brilliant.” – Hillborough Junior School, Luton

A storyteller and four Young Shakespeare Company actors perform Shakespeare’s mesmerizing story of ambition, guilt and revenge in a fast-moving fully-costumed interactive production. The play is brought vividly to life around and among the children, at times including the whole audience to create such dramatic scenes as the meeting between Macbeth and the witches, the royal banquet at which Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost and the thrilling battle in which Macbeth comes face to face with his greatest enemy Macduff

Throughout the performance the storyteller enables the children to become actively involved in the play through a carefully structured range of drama and language activities. They are encouraged to explore the motives, thoughts and feelings of the characters, improvising, for example, how Lady Macbeth might try to persuade her husband to carry out the assassination of the King. Volunteers from among the children are also chosen to become individual characters in the story and all the children have the opportunity to speak and enjoy Shakespeare’s words in short, accessible sections.

Email: youngshakespeare@mac.com      Telephone: 020 8368 4828

“This was inspirational, just the right mix of participation, explanation and the play itself. What a treat to be so close to such excellent actors – we loved it. The children were mesmerized and buzzing.”
St Albans Primary School, Hampshire

“A revelation! From start to finish all the children were mesmerized – they never took their eyes off your wonderful actors who involved them and included them in the great words of Shakespeare.”
Pendock Primary School, Gloucestershire

“Absolutely outstanding! Two hours of the finest education possible. The pupils loved being actively involved in the performance. The effort put in by the actors was brilliant.” 
Hillborough Junior School, Luton

“The children were enthralled and enchanted – as they are every year. Your annual visit is one my personal highlights of the year!”
Lydgate Junior School, Sheffield

“Outstanding, riveting, exciting and amazingly easy to understand. All the children, regardless of their ability were able to engage in the story and remember the plot.”
The Batt Primary School, Oxfordshire

“The children were totally blown away. The actors were lovely, really flexible and friendly. We all loved it and look forward to seeing you next year.”
Darlinghurst Primary School, Leigh-on-Sea

“Fantastic! Thank you so much for making Macbeth so accessible to them whilst not losing the magic of the wonderful language.”
Bledlow Ridge Primary School, Buckinghamshire

“We thought the production was outstanding. The story was completely accessible to all of our children and promoted excellent thinking skills through careful questioning. We have booked the Young Shakespeare Company for many years now and are always very impressed with the high quality of their productions.”
Buttsbury Junior School, Essex

” It was so moving to see some of the least confident children blossom and participate wholeheartedly in something that many people would say was beyond their understanding. All of our staff have the utmost belief in our children and know that they can achieve great things. It was lovely to welcome a group of people to our school who very clearly held the same belief as us.“
St Francis Primary School, Manchester

“Another fantastic production. The Young Shakespeare Company are consistently good every year!”
Highfield Primary School, Leeds

“Children were inspired by this excellent performance of Macbeth and produced some of the best creative writing that we have seen.”
Green Street Green Primary School, Bromley

“Absolutely wonderful! This is a fantastic experience for the children. You are worth every penny!”
Little Dewchurch Primary School, Herefordshire