Macbeth

KS2 / P5-7
KS3&4 / S1-6
Literacy
Shakespeare
Play In A Day

"Double, double, toil and trouble, Fire burn and cauldron bubble…"

A Play in a Day for up to 30 upper KS2 or KS3 pupils

A potted production of Shakespeare's tale of murder and the supernatural. Scotland is facing a rebellion which the King's greatest General, Macbeth, crushes. After the battle he meets three witches who predict his rise to the throne... but following their predictions leads to his own downfall. This play is dramatic, fun and contains every key plot point.

Working together as actors to create a fun, action-packed short performance, informing as much as it entertains, students will delight in this accessible reworking of the Shakespeare classic.

Key themes:

-         the value of teamwork

-         self-expression

-         public speaking

-         confidence building

-         increased subject knowledge

We recommend some prior knowledge or introduction to Shakespeare or the chosen title for any class undertaking a Shakespeare Play in a Day®. Due to the nature of the piece this particular topic is only availble to Year 6 or strong Year 5 classes.

'Konflux Theatre worked brilliantly with my Year 6 class to produce a super Macbeth play, it was amazing what could be achieved in just one day! The children were engaged and active throughout and loved the opportunity to demonstrate what they knew about Macbeth and bring the characters to life. The workshop allowed children, who were previously dreading the day, to shine and helped build their confidence and self-esteem. We were all sad when the day came to an end! School in Halifax

Konflux Theatre is a registered partner of Shakespeare Week.