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Posted: 25th August 2020

 

 

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. This play shines a light on human nature and our frailties: the lust for power, the consequences of greed, ambition and revenge … as well as love. This month, Macbeth makes a welcome return to the Titchfield stage as the Bard at the Barn season continues inside the wonderful atmospheric setting of The Great Barn.

The brave and noble Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches that he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. Wracked with guilt and paranoia, he descends into madness and a reign of tyrannical bloodshed. This is a tale of the passionate love between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and the driving ambition that ultimately led to their destruction.

Kevin Fraser, Artistic Director at Titchfield Festival Theatre, said. “Macbeth is always popular with Titchfield audiences, captivated by the tragic heroes and the relationship between the Scottish general and Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare wrote Macbeth at a time when many people both believed in and had a fear of the supernatural. Indeed, it is said that the play was written specifically for King James VI of Scotland who believed in the dangers of witchcraft.

“We are therefore delighted to perform Macbeth on the stage again at Titchfield. The director Malcolm Bain has had a life-long passion for this play, and we have a strong cast ready to perform this production. We look forward to welcoming patrons back as our Bard at the Barn season continues.”

Macbeth will be performed at the Great Barn, Titchfield in Mill Lane.

Performance dates: Tuesday 25th August - Thursday 27th August (7.30pm); Sunday 30th August (2.30pm matinee); Monday 31st August - Thursday 3rd Sept (7.30pm).

Why not come along and enjoy a wonderful evening of Shakespearian acting at the Great Barn?

For more information including booking tickets and details of the live streamed performances, please go to http://titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com/or contact our Box Office on 0333 666 3366.