Blood Will Have Blood

Macbeth

Re-invented for 9-13 years-olds Macbeth – Blood Will Have Blood is an accessible and unforgettable introduction to Shakespeare’s shocking story of ambition, greed and the abuse of power.

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About the Show

Contender Charlie, China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre Present 

Macbeth – Blood Will Have Blood

Re-invented for 9-13 years-olds, this new version of Macbeth – Blood Will Have Blood is an accessible and unforgettable introduction to Shakespeare’s shocking story of ambition, greed and the abuse of power.

Summoned by the arrival of the audience, a macabre Porter leads us into the dark heart of Shakespeare's play, offering young audiences (and their families) a glimpse of life under Scotland’s tyrant King.

Using razor sharp storytelling, a dramatic on-screen world and a heart-stopping soundtrack this one-man adaptation takes us on a break-neck journey through the blood-soaked world of Macbeth.

Supported by Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton and funded by Arts Council England.

 

‘I cannot but imagine that Shakespeare himself would have loved this interpretation and that the visceral, earthy and mischievous re-telling of his story would have delighted him.’

Steve Hawthorne, InSuffolk Review

‘I have rarely witnessed such brilliance of design, delivery and direction. My advice for those considering bringing their children to see this groundbreaking production is: kill to get a ticket.’

Roy Leighton, author of Success in the Creative Classroom

Most suited for ages 9-13

60 minutes

Education, Workshops and Online Resources

Education Programme

We offer schools attending Macbeth – Blood Will Have Blood an education package alongside the performance, including a ‘mythodrama’ workshop and interactive online resources. The education programme has been created by Contender Charlie, who use the power of storytelling and mythology to enhance and inspire the creative learning of young people as well as their teachers and school leaders. Integrated with the performance, the workshop and classroom resources aim to support young people in the exploration of their emotional development and creative potential. 

Workshop

Facilitated and performed by the Porter, the workshop is an opportunity for the students to meet and talk with the characters in Macbeth, giving them an opportunity to question each characters’ motivations within the play. The workshop will explore the development of emotional intelligence and responsible, contributive citizenship – aligned to the ‘Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning’ (SEAL) elements of the curriculum.

Online Resources

Online resources will be made available to all participating teachers, which aim to give practical activities to extend the theatre experience and support on-going learning opportunities in the classroom. Designed to be used on classroom whiteboards, these interactive resources will give a comprehensive and accessible range of cross-curricular activities to be used with full classes following the theatre visit.

For further information on the online education resources, please see the guidance trailer below.

Cast

Cast

The Porter
RICHARD KIDD

On Screen Cast

Macbeth
JACK BANNELL

Macduff
TOBY W DAVIES

Lady Macbeth
ESTHER MCAULEY

Banquo
JACK PARRY-JONES

King Duncan
NICK WALKER

Malcolm
JONATHAN MULQUIN

The Witches Voices, SARAH BELCHER, GIULIA INNOCENTI, AMANDA LAWRENCE

Creative team

Creative Team

Adaptation
NICK WALKER

Directors
PAUL WARWICK AND BEN WALDEN

Original Scenic Design & Costume
FIAMMETTA HORVAT

Original Sound Design
ELENA PEÑA

Original Fight Director
RICHARD HAY

Production Manager
CHRIS WHITWOOD

Producer
CHINA PLATE

 

 

Digital Consultants
COLLAR AND TIE

FILM CREDITS

Film Producers
ICONIC PRODUCTIONS

Director of Photography & Editor
SAM LOCKYER

Lighting & Additional Camera
DIENSEN PAMBEN

Sound
JAMES WATSON

Go Pro
JULIET AIYEDOGBON

FX
ANDREW SONES

 

 

A huge and heartfelt thank you to all of our Kickstarter backers.

DAVID ALLISON • RICHARD BOON • ANDREW HUGH COLVIN • SAM CRYER • SPENCER DODD • SOPHIE EUSTACE • JANE FLETCHER • IVÁN GONZÁLEZ • SARAH HOLMES • JEMMA KENNEDY • SOPHIA KOULLE • REBECCA LENKIEWICZ • NIC MCPHEE • GORDANA MICIC • OLIVIER MYTHODRAMA • SANDRA NISBET • MATTHEW JAKE OLDERSHAW • CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN • MARIA PIERIDES • KATIE PRESTED • LENKA RANDUSOVA • FINLAY ROBERTSON • JAN ROTH • LUDO SMOLSKI • KATH WARWICK • RIC WATTS • LYNN WESTERMAN HOLT • BIANCA WINTER

Open for bookings

WhenWhere
20th Sep 2016South Holland Centre, Spalding 
23rd Sep 2016 - 24th Sep 2016Z-arts, Manchester 
25th Sep 2016The Boo, Waterfoot 
27th Sep 2016The Brindley, Runcorn 
28th Sep 2016The Atkinson, Southport 
29th Sep 2016Lichfield Garrick 
3rd Oct 2016 - 5th Oct 2016The Core at Corby Cube 
6th Oct 2016Norden Farm, Folkestone 
7th Oct 2016The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford 
9th Oct 2016 - 11th Oct 2016Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham 
12th Oct 2016 - 13th Oct 2016Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry 
14th Oct 2016Hounslow Arts Centre 
17th Oct 2016 - 18th Oct 2016The Egg, Bath 
19th Oct 2016Square Chapel, Halifax 
20th Oct 2016 - 21st Oct 2016Lincoln Drill Hall