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A production of Shakespeare’s tragedy of ambition suitable for families and children aged seven and older. Read More >

This National Theatre production of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s tragedy of ambition, is suitable for families and children aged seven and older.

When Scottish soldier Macbeth meets three witches, the weird sisters tell of how he is destined to rise to greatness. Spurred on by this vision of the future and by the goading of his wife, Macbeth kills the Scottish King Duncan, framing two of his guards. But as Macbeth tries to keep his evil deed a secret his spiral of betrayal spins out of control and has wider consequences than he would have ever imagined.

Following the success of last year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carl Heap returns to direct Macbeth for this National Theatre touring production for younger audiences.

Seven actors play multiple characters and a plethora of instruments in this engaging and inventive production, providing perhaps the best introduction for a child not only to Shakespeare but to the transforming magic of theatre itself.

Related workshops for children and families will be available during the run of Macbeth.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 10/02/2009

Closing Night: 21/02/2009

Running time: 65mins

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Cast & Creative


Director - Carl Heap

Designer - Miriam Nabarro & Mila Sanders

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Joe Townsend

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