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Macbeth

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Age Guidance: 11+
  • Triggers & Advisories: Click here for details.
    Triggers & Advisories

    The production will contain flashing lights and sudden loud noises.

    Macbeth is a play which explores epic themes – good and evil, the nature of ambition, life and death. It is gory and involves a number of brutal fights and deaths including the murder of children and the execution of traitors. Added to this, this production will explore an element hinted at within the text that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have struggled in their journey to become parents. Therefore, this production will include infant death and burial and miscarriage which may cause upset for some members of the audience. If you have been affected by the exploration of these themes in the play, we recommend the following organisations: https://www.sands.org.uk / https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

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More Information on Macbeth

‘Blood will have blood’

Driven by his desire to rule, Macbeth does whatever it takes to become king. When three witches reveal their prophecy on the heath, a savage darkness consumes the hearts of the treacherous warrior and his wife. Corruption and an insatiable greed for power lead to death and destruction in Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy.

Directed by Amy Leach (Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet) this compelling production is a visceral and vibrant exploration of what happens when a deep fixation feels impossible to abandon.

All performances of Macbeth will feature creatively integrated audio description. Listen to the the Macbeth audio described flyer below:

Education Resources and Workshops

To support students, our Creative Engagement team will be making a range educational resources available exclusively to school bookers. They have also have developed workshops to further inspire and enrich student’s learning experiences when they come and see the show. These workshops include opportunities to work with the cast and creatives, and perform on the set. Please go to the ‘Schools tab above, for more information.

Cast & Credits

Director Amy Leach / Associate Director Ben Wilson / Set & Costume Designer Hayley Grindle / Lighting Designer Chris Davey / Sound Designer & Composer Nicola T Chang / Movement Director Georgina Lamb / Fight Director Claire Llewellyn of Rc-Annie Ltd / Assistant Designer Warda Abbasi / Assistant Movement Director Bakani Pick-Up / Casting Director Lucy Casson / BSL Consultant Adam Bassett / BSL Consultant Charlotte Arrowsmith /

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    Charlotte Arrowsmith
    as Lady Macduff/ Witch
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    Jessica Baglow
    as Lady Macbeth
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    Adam Bassett
    as Macduff
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    Benjamin Cawley
    as Ross
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    Kammy Darweish
    as Duncan/ Doctor
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    Tom Dawze
    as Lennox
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    Karina Jones
    as Witch/ Gentlewoman
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    Shahbaaz Khan
    as Malcolm
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    Tachia Newall
    as Macbeth
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    Gabriel Paul
    as Banquo
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    Ashleigh Wilder
    as Witch/ Messanger

Reviews

Why is the age recommendation 11+?

It’s a full-length production (over 2 hours) which can be difficult for young people with a shorter attention span. The play includes brutal fights, death, grief and peril, as well as more general mature themes that are not appropriate for our youngest audiences. However, the age recommendation is just that – a recommendation. You are best placed to make a decision about what is appropriate for your students.

How do I book for a school group?

Please contact our Box Office on 0113 213 7700 or email groups@leedsplayhouse.org.uk to book in your school group to come and see a production. School prices for Macbeth are £14 per ticket and are only available for performances during the week. To help support your visit, we offer one FREE staff seat for every ten students booked.

What about Covid-19 restrictions?

With the everchanging situation, we’re following government guidance and reviewing our processes regularly – this page has the latest Covid information about how we are keeping audiences safe. If you have specific questions, please get in touch with our Box Office Team. If you do find the situation at school changes, you can change the date of your tickets or credit your account for another performance.

What else do you offer schools?

Macbeth Education Resources

To support students, our award-winning Creative Engagement team will be making a range of free exciting educational resources available exclusively to school bookers (see below). More information will be coming soon. If you have any questions, please email creativeeducation@leedsplayhouse.org.uk

  • Series of short video lectures
  • Key scenes from the rehearsal room
  • Language analysis videos with actors
  • Key scenes from final production
  • Digital Designer’s Sketchbook

 

MACBETH EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

All school bookers get 50% off our Introduction and Macbeth Q&A workshops and access to our Macbeth Rehearsal Room Live Stream:

Macbeth Rehearsal Room Twilight CPD
Wed 26 Jan, 6 – 8pm
Online (via Zoom)
Cost: £7.50 + VAT per person
Suitable for: English and Drama Teachers
BOOK YOUR PLACE ONLINE NOW

Macbeth Rehearsal Room Live Stream
Wed 2 Feb, 10.15 – 11.15am
Online (via Zoom)
FREE and exclusive if you’ve booked to see the show
Suitable for: English and Drama Teachers

Introduction to Macbeth
Any date, 2hrs
In person at the Playhouse or in School
£180 + VAT (£90 + VAT if you’ve booked to see the show)
Suitable for: KS4 English and Drama

Macbeth Actor Q&A
9 (AD), 11, 16 (BSL) and 18 March, 1.30 – 2.30pm
Online (via Zoom). £25 + VAT (£12.50 + VAT if you’ve booked to see the show)
Suitable for: KS4 English and Drama

MacFest Response Project
In person at the Playhouse and at School
£599 +VAT per group
Suitable for: KS4 English and Drama

Deadline for sign-up: Fri 28 Jan, 4pm
Teachers CPD session: Tue 8 Feb, 4 – 6pm
Date of performance at Leeds Playhouse: Mon 14 March

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION ABOUT MACBETH EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

To book your Macbeth Education Workshop or for more information, please email our Creative Engagement Team at CreativeEducation@leedsplayhouse.org.uk

 

Book Tickets

Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
Accessibilty
Booking
Sat 26 Feb 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Mon 28 Feb 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Tue 1 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Wed 2 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Thu 3 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Fri 4 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Sat 5 Mar 22
01:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Sat 5 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Tue 8 Mar 22
12:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Tue 8 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance Socially Distanced Performance
Wed 9 Mar 22
05:00 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Post Show Discussion Audio Description Performance
Thu 10 Mar 22
01:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Thu 10 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Fri 11 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Sat 12 Mar 22
01:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Signed Performance Audio Description Performance
Sat 12 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Tue 15 Mar 22
12:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Wed 16 Mar 22
05:00 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Post Show Discussion Audio Description Performance
Thu 17 Mar 22
01:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Thu 17 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Fri 18 Mar 22
01:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Fri 18 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Captioned Performance Audio Description Performance
Sat 19 Mar 22
01:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Captioned Performance Audio Description Performance
Sat 19 Mar 22
07:30 PM
£14.00-£32.00*
Audio Description Performance
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Socially Distanced - Socially Distanced
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