Macbeth (2020) YouTube Premiere - Shakespeare's Globe

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Monday, May 11, 2020 - 19:00 to Monday, June 1, 2020 - 18:00

Watch Macbeth for free, our Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production, created especially for young people, filmed from Shakespeare's most famous stage, the Globe Theatre. In return for these free streams, we appreciate any voluntary donations at this time. Your support is critical for our future.

Macbeth story

When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown.

About the production

A psychological thriller examining the dangers of political ambition, Macbeth is a gripping, full-scale 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre.

Recommended for: Ages 11+

Please be aware that this production is set in a world of civil war and contains scenes of violence, murder, death and blood. The production also contains loud bangs, balloons and confetti.

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank

The perfect way to introduce young people to Shakespeare, our Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank productions are designed to break down walls to cultural access and empower teenagers to develop their creative curiosity.

Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank is our flagship project for schools in London and Birmingham, with 20,000 free tickets given to students for a full-scale Shakespeare production created specifically for young people. Over the past ten years we’ve created a wealth of teaching resources for key curriculum Shakespeare plays including Romeo & Juliet, Othello, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which you can find here.

Supported by Deutsche Bank as part of Born to Be, its youth engagement programme which is committed to helping young people to reach their full potential.

Support us

Our doors are temporarily closed but our hearts and minds are open. In this unprecedented time for the cultural sector, and as a charity that receives no regular government subsidy, we need donations to help us to continue to thrive in the future. We hope you've enjoyed watching our free Globe Player films: if you are able, please donate what you can to help us continue to share Shakespeare's gift of stories. If you donate, and are an eligible UK taxpayer, we will be able to increase your donation by 25% due to Gift Aid at no extra cost to you. If you’d like to support us, you can donate here:

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