William Shakespeares Macbeth

Event Date: 
07/09/2019 - 7:30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

Performing an award winning version of William Shakespeare's original unabridged text, the award-winning South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company, bring this drama to life in an all-new production. This classic tale of ambition, destiny and murder takes place in the near future, dramatized across a post-WW3 landscape, performed by a strong team of local professional actors.

This show was performed in Jan/ Feb 2019, to five star reviews and has won an award at New Yorks Long Island Theatre Awards.

Winners of the 2017 Epic Award for England, an annual national award for...

The Handlebards: Macbeth

Event Date: 
26/03/2015 - 7:30pm
The Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral

Described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as 'uproariously funny', the HandleBards will be back on their bikes in 2015 for their most diverse season to date.

In May 2014, the HandleBards - four men on four bicycles - cycled out of London. Their mission? A 2000 mile tour across the UK, Holland and Belgium, carrying all the necessary set, props, costumes and camping equipment to perform two of Shakespeare's greatest plays - Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors - 72 times.

In March 2015 they will be reviving performances from this incredible tour, for two nights only, in the...


Event Date: 
17/11/2014 - 1:30pm
Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter

William Shakespeare's Macbeth is the original `Game of Thrones, a disturbing tale of treachery and murder set in the savage landscape of medieval Scotland. With its compelling mixture of historical fact and supernatural invention, the play is a incisive psychological study on the corrosive effects of mad ambition.

Harry Meacher plays the eponymous role, and Judi Bowker is Lady Macbeth in Traffic of the Stage's atmospheric production which focuses on the raw and earthy emotions of those living in dangerous times.

Tickets: £12 & £8 concession (under 18 & over 60)...


Event Date: 
10/05/2014 - 8:00pm
Beer Quarry Caves

Four of Sword's spooky subterranean version of Macbeth will be performed in historic Beer Quarry Caves.

Audiences will be led by the witches deep inside the earth and through the blood-spattered passageways of Macbeth’s regicidal ambition.

Tickets £10

Performances: 30 April – 10 May

8pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 5pm and 8pm on Saturday.

Show duration roughly 1hr 10 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE: Audiences will be standing and walking for the duration of 1hr show. Comfortable footwear and warm clothing are recommended. Four of Swords...

National Theatre Live: MacBeth

Event Date: 
20/07/2013 - 8:00pm to 23/07/2013 - 2:30pm
Picture House, Exeter

Kenneth Branagh returns to playing Shakespeare for the first time in over a decade as Macbeth, with Alex Kingston taking the role of Lady Macbeth.

.Directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, this electrifying new production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.

Duration 120 mins.

First showing: 20/07/2013, 20:00 - 22:00

Second showing: 23/07/2013, 12:30 - 14:30

Tickets are £17.50 per adult, £14 per concession and £13 for Picture House members.

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Olivier screenplay mystery solved by Exeter academic

Screenplays of Laurence Olivier’s unmade film version of Macbeth , widely thought to have been lost, have been uncovered by a University of Exeter academic. English Lecturer Dr Jennifer Barnes located 13 previously unstudied versions of the 1950s screenplay in the Laurence Olivier Archive at the British Library.

Macbeth was to be Olivier’s fourth and last cinematic Shakespeare adaptation. However the proposed film proved to be an “impossible monster”, a phrase used by Olivier to describe his struggle with grasping the role and equally applicable to the failed negotiations...