Macbeth for schools

(14 -18 yrs)

Performance and workshop presented by
Reckless Shakespeare Company


Two vagabond clowns attempt to retell Shakespeare’s supernatural thriller The Tragedy of Macbeth using nothing but homemade and household items pulled from a laundry basket. Our clowns combine Shakespeare’s original dialogue with contemporary commentary which makes for an accessible and engaging experience for nearly all English language levels. Macbeth for Schools is an agile and mobile production that can adapt to almost any performance space. Whether you have a 300-seat auditorium or an intimate black-box space, Macbeth for Schools’ creative and stimulating staging will work in most school settings.

This specially developed performance is brought to us by Alex Baggett with the participation of actor colleague, Joanna Lucas. Using their experience on the stage, as well as in the classroom, this performance was masterfully created for school audiences. To deepen and enhance student learning it can be accompanied by a workshop selection, in preparation of the performance, or as a follow up.


  • €1,350/performance + 9% VAT + local travel costs
  • €400 per subsequent performance (performing for multiple classes throughout the day)
BOOKING TIME School year 2023-2024
DURATION 60 – 70 min, no break + Q&A
VENUE your school or another location you provide
AGE RANGE 14 – 18 years old
AUDIENCE no max. for the performance.
LANGUAGE The performers are native speakers. The level of English required from your students is intermediate.
PREPARATIONS For the performance, it is best to be studying Macbeth in class, but it is not necessary, with some prior preparation.
  1. Immediately following the performance: €500 for a two-hour workshop (one-hour with each actor then switch). Note: Groups over 20 students may require more time than an hour, for an extra cost.
  2. Leading up to the performance: 3 x 1.5 hr workshops focussing on Macbeth using digital tools. Please ask about this.


  • Two native-English-speaking actors with years of professional experience performing and teaching Shakespeare.
  • A mentally engaging and visually stimulating performance geared toward young audiences.
  • Shows last between 60-70 minutes plus a Q&A at the end for the students and teachers.
  • An optional follow-up workshop after the show with the actors.

More about Reckless Shakespeare Company

What does this mean, “reckless” … ? Why? Well, this professional performance art company has one simple premise: serious actors, no director, one rehearsal. You will see… it’s different, it’s spontaneous, it’s fun and it’s definitely Shakespeare.

Booking and information

T: +31 620431919