Promotional image for Macbeth live, playing at Seymour Centre
Sport for Jove and Seymour Centre present

Macbeth

24 May - 2 Jun 2023

“O full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife...”

Sport for Jove’s brand new production of Macbeth played to packed houses and incredible responses in 2022, offering fresh and startling insights into this extraordinary play with a thrillingly good cast—a deeply atmospheric, faithful and exciting introduction to the play 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 ghosts, shadows, what love and ambition can do to people, and the terrors of the imagination.

The Macbeth play is a must-see for students of the play, or young people experiencing Shakespeare for the first time.

Book your tickets to see Macbeth live at Seymour Centre today.

Image credit: Kate Williams

“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 meditation on the nature of evil that is all the more profound – and fearful – for its perspective: evil from the inside. A nuanced, emotionally sensitive Macbeth.”
ArtsHub
“There are many things to praise in Damien Ryan’s production of Macbeth. I got shivers down my spine. The tension never dissipated. I cared about the Macbeths and so ultimately was saddened by their demise… horribly compelling.”
Entertainment Review

Writer William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
Producer Rob Jago
Lighting Designer Chloe Stafford
Sound Designer Liam Peat
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan
Fight Choreographer Scott Witt

Tickets
$30 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $30 for each additional teacher. No transaction fee applies for school bookings.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by Wed 29 Apr 2023.

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
Workshops can be organised through Sport for Jove. Please contact the team at info@sportforjove.com.au for further information.

Resources
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.

Risk assessment
Find our 2023 risk assessment information here.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. 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

Wed 24 May 1:30pm
Thu 25 May 11:30am
Fri 26 May 11:30am
Sat 27 May 7pm
Mon 29 May 11:30am
Tue 30 May 10am
Wed 31 May 11:30am
Thu 1 Jun 11:30am
Fri 2 Jun 11:30am

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

School Student $30
Teacher $30*
General Public $30

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

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

Contains physical violence, adult themes, sexual references, haze smoke, loud or sudden noises, strobe lighting, and use of prop weapons. Photography 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.

York Theatre

Wed 24 May 1:30pm
Thu 25 May 11:30am
Fri 26 May 11:30am
Sat 27 May 7pm
Mon 29 May 11:30am
Tue 30 May 10am
Wed 31 May 11:30am
Thu 1 Jun 11:30am
Fri 2 Jun 11:30am

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

School Student $30
Teacher $30*
General Public $30

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

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

Contains physical violence, adult themes, sexual references, haze smoke, loud or sudden noises, strobe lighting, and use of prop weapons. Photography 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.

Writer William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
Producer Rob Jago
Lighting Designer Chloe Stafford
Sound Designer Liam Peat
Set Designer Damien Ryan
Costume Designer Bernadette Ryan
Fight Choreographer Scott Witt

Tickets
$30 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $30 for each additional teacher. No transaction fee applies for school bookings.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by Wed 29 Apr 2023.

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
Workshops can be organised through Sport for Jove. Please contact the team at info@sportforjove.com.au for further information.

Resources
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.

Risk assessment
Find our 2023 risk assessment information here.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. 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.

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