Shakespeare Aloud! Present Macbeth


The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s in-house acting troupe perform Macbeth


02 November 2013

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s in-house acting troupe Shakespeare Aloud! will transform the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon into the battlefields of Scotland next month with a production of Macbeth.

Shakespeare Aloud!, based at Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Henley Street, is made up of a team of six actors who offer visitors the chance to see their favourite excerpt from Shakespeare’s plays acted out every day. They do around 25 performances a day and can reel off popular speeches from the 37 plays written by Stratford’s favourite son. Shakespeare Aloud! was formed by the Trust around five years ago to offer visitors a more interactive Shakespeare experience as well as make the plays accessible to all.  

Jennifer Stone, the charity’s Shakespeare Aloud! Actor Manager, said” Shakespeare Aloud! reflects the traditions of an Elizabethan travelling band of players, who would arrive at venues with nothing more than the clothes on their backs and a huge amount of passion and energy for their performances.

“We hope people will come along and see Macbeth, a perfect chilling tale for a winter’s evening.”

The event takes place on 2 November at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Shakespeare Centre in Henley Street and begins at 6pm. Tickets cost£8, £7 for Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and concessions are £5.

To book tickets contact the Shakespeare Aloud! team on 01789 204016.

 

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Notes to editors:
Press release date: 17 October 2013.

For more information please contact Press and Public Affairs Officer Nurinder Mantell Nurinder.Mantell@shakespeare.org.uk or call 01789 207136.

 

Pic cap: Shakespeare Aloud! actor Rich Bunn prepares for his role as Macbeth as part of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s acting troupe’s production next month.

For more information visit the What’s On page of the Shakespeare Birthplace website.

 

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times all over the world. The charity runs formal and informal educational programmes for people of all ages. It holds the world’s largest Shakespeare-related museum and archives open free to the public, a collection which is designated as being of international importance. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust receives no public subsidy or direct government funding; it depends on income generated through the support of visitors, donors, volunteers and Friends.