An all-female cast is bringing Shakespeare’s Macbeth to Glossop this July.
Something Wicked Theatre Company, based in Glossop, was born during lockdown at the end of 2021.
The company has since been establishing a reputation for bringing dynamic, thought-provoking theatre to fringe venues across the UK.
The production of Macbeth they’re bringing to Derbyshire was previously staged in 2019 in collaboration with Tread the Boards Theatre Company and enjoyed a highly successful run in Stratford-Upon-Avon and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Catherine Pugh, creative director and founding member of Something Wicked, cut her teeth performing at Partington Players Theatre – where the play is being staged.
She says it’s an honour to be returning to the venue and to be sharing her love of theatre with the local community.
Catherine said: “Traditionally one of Shakespeare’s more masculine plays, our female cast do not hide their femininity – revealing and challenging assumptions about what it means to be female and feminine strength.
“This production is ideal for Shakespeare fans or those who want to see outstanding theatre featuring an incredibly talented professional cast.”
Audiences will find themselves at the centre of the narrative, set in a post-apocalyptic reality.
This rendition of Shakespeare’s compelling tragedy – with ambition, bloody chaos, witchcraft and ghosts – is a dark, psychological thriller where the breakdown of the natural order of things is only heightened by its all-female cast.
Creative in its simplicity – which allows for an intimate experience – a small cast of just six actors will bring the action directly to audience.
7th-9th July 2022
8pm (and Saturday 3pm)
Partington Players Theatre, Henry Street, Glossop, SK13 8BW
Tickets cost £15.00 / concessions £13.50