Shakespeare’s Darkest Tragedy is coming to the Thoresby Courtyard this July.
The Clumber Players second outing in their fabulous new home, the atmospheric Riding Hall in Thoresby Courtyard, will draw audiences into the mesmeric downward spiral of Shakespeare’s bloodiest villain, the Scottish King, Macbeth.
This production of “The Scottish Play” is set to take audiences on an action-packed journey to the dark side of humanity. From the moment the Weird Sisters make their appearance to the victorious hero Macbeth, we know that it will end badly for him, but we can’t tear our eyes away. As he and Lady Macbeth descend into infamy and madness, we are swept along with them on a breathtaking rollercoaster ride into evil – a masterclass in tyranny. The final thrilling battle brings it all crashing down around Macbeth’s ears and our ride to a screeching halt – finally we can breathe again and, perhaps, we might consider once more this “tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”.
Clumber Players have been bringing the plays of England’s greatest playwright to life for over thirty years. The beautiful and evocative setting of the stage at Clumber Park was their home for most of those years and, though the weather was not always supportive, the audiences certainly were. In the Riding Hall at Thoresby, they are thrilled to have found a new and equally distinctive (and certainly much drier) home in which to continue to give life to these timeless, and surprisingly relevant, masterpieces.
Whether you are new to Shakespeare, or one of his greatest fans, this production will provoke, thrill and entertain you – it’s one not to miss, so book your tickets now.
Performance Dates: Wed 2nd to Saturday 5th July; Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) are available from The Riding Hall Box Office on 01623 822009.