Lord Chamberlain's Men to perfom Macbeth at Arley Hall and Gardens
PUBLISHED: 12:51 06 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:36 20 February 2013
ONE of Shakespeare's best-known plays will be brought to life in Cheshire on July 18.
ONE of Shakespeares best-known plays will be brought to life in Cheshire on July 18.
The Lord Chamberlains Men return to Arley Hall and Gardens for the seventh consecutive year with their all-male production of Shakespeares devastating and gripping thriller Macbeth.
Its great to be welcoming back the Lord Chamberlains Men who have entertained audiences at Arley for so many years now, said Garry Fortune, Manager at Arley Hall.
They produce theatre of the highest standard and it is great to provide this kind of night out for people in Cheshire.
At only two hours Macbeth is one of Shakespeares shortest texts, but contains some of his most famous lines such as Out damned spot- out I say, Double, double, toil and trouble and Is this a dagger I see before me? Macbeths ghostly apparitions,action-packed sword fightsand blood-soaked conclusion are sure to get the heart racing.
Mark Puddle, the companys founder and creative director, said Macbeth has everything from a tragic love story, a lust for power and a drunken porter to fights, ghosts and plenty of blood.
Macbeth has always been considered one of Shakespeares most popular plays, he said. The contrast of a beautiful summers evening and Macbeths tragic tale is a perfect fit for the famous castles and stately homes that we visit.
The Lord Chamberlains Men are following on from the critical success of A Midsummer Nights Dream by bringing Macbeth to some of the most beautiful open-air venues in the country. Arleys stunning walled garden will be the venue for the performance, which will be done in the way the Bard first envisioned them with an all-male cast, traditional costume and Elizabethan song and dance.
The story tells of the triumphant soldier Macbeth who, when he discovers he's destined to be the next King of Scotland, decides with Lady Macbeth to risk everything in a desperate attempt to gain the throne.Macbethsviolent dream of power becomes a paranoid nightmare.
For tickets - 14 for adults (16 on the night) and 10 for children call Arley Hall on 01565 777353.