Spoken Word

Ropetackle Storytellers: Macbeth – Steeped In Blood

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In a corrupted world where “fair is foul and foul is fair”, we meet Macbeth, the warrior hero who defeats rebels, invaders and traitors and should set the world to rights, right? Except in this chaotic world, nothing is right…

Esteemed storyteller Giles Abbott tells this action-packed story, dancing nimbly in and out of modern speech and Shakespeare’s original to help the audience recreate in their own minds the world of this great play.

There are no props, no costumes, no lighting, scenery or sound effects, yet you will be startled by just how much of the vivid action you see!

Abbott deftly slips in and out of character, tracing the arcs of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as they descend into paranoia and insanity, and also of Banquo, MacDuff and Malcolm as they struggle to act right in a world run wild.

Abbott speaks the original text clearly and effortlessly, helping listeners to understand everything they hear even if they don’t recognize every single word.

‘Steeped in Blood’ can be enjoyed equally by people who know and love the original, and by people who’ve been intimidated by the idea of Shakespeare.

“Giles Abbott takes the audience on a wild Shakespearian journey and immerses them deeply in Shakespeare’s world… A master of storytelling” ~ Der Rheinische Post

  • Date
    Mon, November 13, 2023
  • Start time 7:30 PM
  • Price £7.00
  • Duration 120 Minutes
  • Event format TBA

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