Sport for Jove and Seymour Centre present


5 - 14 May 2022

"…O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife…"

Damien Ryan directs a brand new production of Macbeth for Sport for Jove in 2022. Offering new insights into this extraordinary play and a thrillingly good cast, this is a deeply atmospheric, faithful and exciting introduction to Macbeth for young audiences.

Shakespeare's most immersive and haunting play tells of the murderous ascent to 'greatness' of a husband and wife who believe they can control time and destiny. A loving couple, suffering the loss of a child, are surrounded by the children of others—of the King, Macduff, Banquo. To what extent is their first criminal act an act of love in that terrible void, a sacrifice she makes for him and in return, he for her?

Sport for Jove's acclaimed Macbeth is an ecstatic vision of what love and ambition can do to people, of ghosts, shadows, and the terrors of the imagination. Macbeth is a must-see for students of the play or young people experiencing Shakespeare for the first time.


Image credit: Seiya Taguchi

"Clear storytelling, energetic performances, sharp staging, great swordplay and intelligent use of the language."
The Sydney Morning Herald
"Ryan's Macbeth displays an masterful progression of character... A nuanced, emotionally sensitive Macbeth."

Writer William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
Lighting Designer Chloe Stafford
Sound Designer Liam Peat
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan

$30 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $30 for each additional teacher.

Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by Thu 10 Mar 2022.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 7 to 11:
Stage 4
English, Drama.
Stage 5 English, Drama.
Stage 6 Preliminary English, Drama.

Detailed curriculum links can be found here.

Post-show Q&As
Join director, Damien Ryan, for a 15-minute Q&A following each daytime performance.

Workshops can be organised through Sport for Jove. Please contact the team at for further information.

Digital Student Resource Kits will be distributed following each performance. Kits include lesson activities, an analysis of the play, a detailed guide to this production, videos, photos and design insights.

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures and check-in requirements for school groups.

Risk assessment
Find our 2022 risk assessment information here.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business and this event will have strict COVID-Safe policies in place, guided by public health advice and University of Sydney directives. 

At present this event will be open to 100% seated capacity. Please consider your comfort levels before booking as you may be seated alongside other booking groups.

You can find out more about our safety measures for the general public here and for school groups here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

York Theatre

Thu 5 May 11:30am
Fri 6 May 10am
Sat 7 May 7pm
Mon 9 May 10am, 1:30pm
Tue 10 May 10am
Wed 11 May 10am
Thu 12 May 10am, 1:30pm
Fri 13 May 10am
Sat 14 May 7pm

110 minutes (no interval). 15-minute Q&A follows each daytime performance.

School student $30
Teacher $30*
General public $30

$6 transaction fee applies.

If you are booking with a Dine & Discover voucher, please note that in line with the Dine & Discover T&Cs, only one voucher can be used per transaction. Vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Find out more here.

*One teacher free per 10 students; $30 for each additional teacher.

Contains physical violence, sexual references, adult themes, haze smoke, strobe lighting, prop weapons and loud noises. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

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