Ideally a main school assembly hall, theatre or drama hall. We prefer not to perform in a school gym or sports hall owing to the potentially poor acoustics. We need at least 4m height clearance over the performance space.
We need a performance space that is at least 6m x 6m with two power points available.
We require access to the space 90 minutes before and 60 minutes after the performance to set up and take down the equipment.
The performance is directed and designed to be performed ‘in the round’ with students seated on 4 sides of the performance space, though we can accommodate other layouts if necessary.
Live Performance + Workshop
Ideally suited for Years 9,10 or 11
Performance length: 55/60 minutes followed by a 30 minute workshop
Audience number: approximately 150
Venue: ideally school hall with the audience on four sides
Vibrant language and physical theatre chart the devastating effect that one act of evil can have on an otherwise honourable and loyal man – we see how the ripples of that act spread to destroy both Macbeth himself and all those for whom he cared. As their actions are challenged by a third character who also brings the wider world of the play to life, Macbeth and his wife are seen to become ever more prey to the devastating horrors they have unleashed as they move inevitably towards their doom.
Modular Macbeth Workshops
Teachers can now tailor the follow-up workshop to suit their students’ needs, by choosing from the following modular options (or a mix as needed), each designed by a former Head of English to suit the current exam specifications:
- Supernatural power and human choice: whether the tragic outcome is inevitable; controlled by the witches and evil forces, or by choices made by the characters.
- Lady Macbeth: fiend-like queen or victim?
- Kingship and tyranny: an exploration of the three kings presented in the play.
Digital Performance + Workshop
Join the Actors online as you watch a professionally recorded production of our play. Drop comments and questions in real time and our actors will respond.
Visit various topics and themes of the play with our post-show workshop which has been specially designed to aid in the study of the play.
Rehearsals in Residence
Box Clever Theatre Company is offering schools the exciting opportunity to host rehearsals of a
GCSE text. A Box Clever Residency will allow students access to a professional creative team as they
prepare a new production. For full benefits, click below.