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Macbeth (an undoing)


Macbeth is probably one of Shakespeare’s most popular and famous tragedies...and let’s face it, not one that you pick up for a bit of light reading. The play is full of blood, death and murder but underneath all that it has some cracking moments of magic, some outstanding speeches and of course it’s set in our very own Scotland!


This Spring Term our Senior groups have a theatre trip to see Macbeth (an undoing) at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. They will also have a workshop with the creative team.


Here's a bit of information on the show and a blog following the Lyceum's making of the production.


By Zinnie Harris, in a new version after Shakespeare

‘Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood'

This story will be told, the way it has always been told. What use is it otherwise? The hags on the heath. The woman who went mad. The man who became a tyrant.


When her husband returns victorious from the battlefield with a prophecy that he is to become King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth will stop at nothing to make their darkest ambitions a reality. So far, so familiar. But then the story fragments…


In her acclaimed plays This Restless House and The Duchess (of Malfi), Zinnie Harris reimagined classic texts, bringing the perspectives of their female characters centre stage. Shakespeare’s iconic Lady Macbeth is ruthless and driven, unstoppable in her pursuit of power, yet she quickly descends into madness and despair. Harris' thrilling new version undoes the story we know, and remakes it, examining Lady Macbeth’s trajectory asking if we have really heard the whole story.



Production Blog...


 

Mix Up Theatre Lessons...




Opening movement - first rehearsal...




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