Macbeth Curse by Terry Deary
March 05, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
A world premiere for Trowbridge audiences!
The creator of Horrible Histories and author of over 250 books, Terry Deary, brings his high-speed, historical and hilarious touch to the world of William Shakespeare.
Schools - We have block booking of the theatre available for the 1-4 March for Schools and other Groups please contact us for further details.
It’s 1902 and when Sir Alphonse King and his Sixty Minute Shakespeare Ensemble start rehearsing Macbeth for a Royal Command Performance they find themselves struggling against spookily unexpected circumstances.
While Lady Macbeth is busy complaining about Sir Alphonse’s ego and Macduff is playing the fool to keep everyone’s spirits up, mild-mannered stage manager Miss Jessica Peacock has to battle her stage-fright to save the show. But with an actor missing, props breaking in their hands and ghostly goings on growing by the minute, the entire troupe begin to fear the worst. Have they fallen foul of the infamous Macbeth Curse?
In a chaotically condensed version of Shakespeare’s own words and integrated with Musical Hall songs and cutting-edge Edwardian theatricality, Terry Deary’s brand new play is a perfect introduction to the magic and madness of Macbeth.
“The wildly successful Horrible Histories are adored by adults and children alike”
(Tuesday to Friday daytime performances also available - please contact us to discuss group bookings)
Book tickets below, or call in to Trowbridge Town Hall
You can pay by phone at Trowbridge Information Centre on 01225 765072 (option 3).
For a flavour of Terry Deary's work see this Horribel Histories clip