Macbeth in the park with Rotherham Underground

Something wicked this way comes…

Rotherham’s new producing theatre, Rotherham Underground, is bringing a professional tour of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to parks across Rotherham this summer.

As producers of Rotherham’s celebrated schools’ Shakespeare Festival, the team behind the tour have already introduced thousands of local school children and teachers to some of the greatest plays ever written. Now they are going one step further by creating their own performance of Rotherham schools’ favourite Shakespeare play as an end-of-summer treat for all the family. An award-winning cast will bring this tale of murder and magic to audiences in the local parks of Bradgate, Greenlands, Rosehill, Clifton and Boston Castle from the 29th August to the 2nd September at 6pm each evening.

The talented cast will be led by Simon Naylor (recently seen in Coronation Street) as Macbeth and Alexandra Maxwell (winner of the 2018 Manchester Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Fringe Production) as Lady Macbeth. Simon commented: “It’s an absolute dream to work with such a fine company, and to be able to support the launch of a new theatre in Rotherham. I hope local audiences will enjoy our performance – which is fast, furious, and full of excitement and magical effects.” Some of Rotherham’s finest young actors, chosen from the hundreds of children performing in this year’s Shakespeare Festival, will also be appearing alongside the production’s seasoned professionals.

Rotherham Underground’s Artistic Director, Alice Bartlett, who has previously directed for some of Yorkshire’s best-known theatres, including several productions at John Godber’s Hull Truck, said “I’m delighted to be bringing such high-quality performers to Rotherham. We’ve seen in our Shakespeare Festival how much local children enjoy the story of Macbeth, and it’s fantastic that we can now invite them to see a professional production on their doorstep. Macbeth is such an exciting and fast-paced play, packed with action, and remains as fresh today as when it was first written over 400 years ago. It’s really the original Game of Thrones.”

Macbeth will be performed in the beautiful settings of Rotherham’s parks. The performances will be open-air, and audiences are encouraged to bring picnic blankets, deck chairs and picnics.  While the team will be hoping that the magic of theatre brings glorious weather, as we are in the UK, audiences are advised to check the forecast in advance and dress accordingly.

Tickets are available on-line at www.rotherhamunderground.com/theatre.html and will also be available on the door, subject to availability.  Prices are £6 Adults, £5 concessions and £18 for a family ticket for up to 2 adults and 3 children (under 16’s).

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Macbeth launches our Autumn Season of theatre at Rotherham Underground.  To book tickets or find out more about the work of Rotherham Underground, visit the website www.rotherhamunderground.com and take a look inside.

Listings information

 

Title: Macbeth

Venue: Bradgate Park, Kimberworth S61 1LJ

Date: Wednesday 29th August

Start Time: 6:00pm

Doors: 5:45pm

Running time: 1hr 30mins (approx.)

Ticket prices: £6 (£5 concessions) £18 Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 children)

Booking: http://www.rotherhamunderground.com/theatre.html

 

Title: Macbeth

Venue: Rosehill Park, Rawmarsh S62 7BX

Date: Thursday 30th August

Start Time: 6:00pm

Doors: 5:45pm

Running time: 1hr 30mins (approx.)

Ticket prices: £6 (£5 concessions) £18 Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 children)

Booking: http://www.rotherhamunderground.com/theatre.html

 

Title: Macbeth

Venue: Greenlands Park, Anston S25 4DB

Date: Friday 31st August

Start Time: 6:00pm

Doors: 5:45pm

Running time: 1hr 30mins (approx.)

Ticket prices: £6 (£5 concessions) £18 Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 children)

Booking: http://www.rotherhamunderground.com/theatre.html

 

Title: Macbeth

Venue: Boston Castle, Canklow S60 2BD

Date: Saturday 1st September

Start Time: 6:00pm

Doors: 5:45pm

Running time: 1hr 30mins (approx.)

Ticket prices: £6 (£5 concessions) £18 Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 children)

Booking: http://www.rotherhamunderground.com/theatre.html

 

Title: Macbeth

Venue: Clifton Park, Rotherham S65 2AA

Date: Sunday 2nd September

Start Time: 6:00pm

Doors: 5:45pm

Running time: 1hr 30mins (approx.)

Ticket prices: £6 (£5 concessions) £18 Family Ticket (2 adults and 3 children)

Booking: http://www.rotherhamunderground.com/theatre.html

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