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.
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
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.
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 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.
TOBY W DAVIES
The Witches Voices, SARAH BELCHER, GIULIA INNOCENTI, AMANDA LAWRENCE
PAUL WARWICK AND BEN WALDEN
Original Scenic Design & Costume
Original Sound Design
Original Fight Director
COLLAR AND TIE
Director of Photography & Editor
Lighting & Additional Camera
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
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