An exciting adaptation of Macbeth for schools and colleges


Double double toil and trouble!

Three weird sisters conjure up the story of a deadly duo and their relentless quest for power.

Macbeth: Toil and Trouble focuses on the relationship of Shakespeare's infamous partners in crime - Macbeth and Lady Macbeth - and their journey from ambitious plotting to bloody murder to utter despair.

This fast-paced adaptation is sure to thrill as the Macbeths rise to the throne, rule with fear, lose their minds and fall as quickly as they climbed.

While this production is open to all, it is created to complement GCSE and post-16 study of English Literature, Drama and Theatre Studies.

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 1-2pm
Thursday 25 April 2019, 10-11am
Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester, Oxford Road M13 9PL

Friday 2 May 2019, 11am-12pm and 1-2pm
Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES 

Tickets from £5 - click on the venue name to book online

Cast and creative team: Jamie Brown, Erin Siobhan Hutching and Ben Spiller. 

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A fabulous fusion of drag, autobiography and Shakespeare

It’s time for Queer Lady M’s cabaret!

Performed by Shane Gabriel (Funny Girls), Lady Macbeth comes to life like you’ve never experienced before.

There’s outrageous lip-syncing, cheeky dancing and sassy conversation as Queer Lady M invites you to enter her world of passion and shade.

Shane Gabriel in QUEER LADY M © Robert DayBut what happens when the show is over, when Shane removes the makeup and puts Lady M to bed? What stories will come to light as we're invited into Shane's twilight world?

Find out in 1623’s funny and moving exploration of a unique relationship between a fierce drag queen and her anxious alter-ego who join forces to fight tragedy and celebrate queerness.

Queer Lady M brings together devised performance, Shakespeare and drag while exploring the real-life experiences of working-class, gender-fluid artist Shane Gabriel. 

Thursday 4 July 2019, 7.30-8.30pm
Levy Fringe Festival, Old Library, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3QE
Tickets £4.50 (full price) £3.50 (concessions)

Click here to book tickets online

SHANE GABRIEL performer | TIM HEYWOOD set and costume designer | REBECCA LEGG assistant director | CHRISTOPHER LYDON composer and producer | ADAM McCREADY sound designer | MICHAEL PINCHBECK dramaturgical support | LUCY J SKILBECK outside eyes | BEN SPILLER director | KITTY WINTER movement director

Follow @QueerLadyM on Twitter for all the latest news

Queer Lady M is supported by

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