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Macbeth (The Musical) Evening Performance

On to the 2nd public performance of Macbeth (The Musical) in the evening. The hall was packed and once again, Year 6 delivered some fine performances. Congratulations one and all!

  • Shakespeare ponders his next play.....

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    Shakespeare ponders his next play.....
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  • ....should it be something tragic like Hamlet....

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    ....should it be something tragic like Hamlet....
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  • ....or romantic like Romeo, Alesio and Juliet

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    ....or romantic like Romeo, Alesio and Juliet
  • No! This time he'd go for a tale of greed and power.

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    No! This time he'd go for a tale of greed and power.
  • So begins the story of Macbeth.

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    So begins the story of Macbeth.
  • Enter the three witches

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    Enter the three witches
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  • .....just as the battle ends.

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    .....just as the battle ends.
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  • A battle where Macbeth has led his troops to victory.

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    A battle where Macbeth has led his troops to victory.
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  • On the way home Macbeth, and his best friend Banquo, meet the witches.

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    On the way home Macbeth, and his best friend Banquo, meet the witches.
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  • They predict he will become King of Scotland amongst other things.

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    They predict he will become King of Scotland amongst other things.
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  • Macbeth is then greeted by some soldiers who tell him the King has promoted him, one of the witches first predictions.

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    Macbeth is then greeted by some soldiers who tell him the King has promoted him, one of the witches first predictions.
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  • Macbeth begins to wonder if they were right about that, might they also be right about him becoming king....

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    Macbeth begins to wonder if they were right about that, might they also be right about him becoming king....
  • King Duncan bestows yet another title upon him - again, just as the witches predicted!

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    King Duncan bestows yet another title upon him - again, just as the witches predicted!
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  • Macbeth writes a letter to his wife about all the strange events.

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    Macbeth writes a letter to his wife about all the strange events.
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  • As she reads it she realises that Macbeth could become king.....

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    As she reads it she realises that Macbeth could become king.....
  • ....with her help!

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    ....with her help!
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  • She tells him that he must kill King Duncan!

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    She tells him that he must kill King Duncan!
  • Luckily for them, King Duncan is attending a feast at their castle that night.

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    Luckily for them, King Duncan is attending a feast at their castle that night.
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  • King Duncan toasts Lord and Lady Macbeth.....while they plot his murder.

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    King Duncan toasts Lord and Lady Macbeth.....while they plot his murder.
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  • Macbeth has second thoughts....

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    Macbeth has second thoughts....
  • ...but his wife convinces him that murder is the only way he will ever be king!

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    ...but his wife convinces him that murder is the only way he will ever be king!
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  • Macbeth begins to give way to "Temptation" (by Heaven 17)

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    Macbeth begins to give way to "Temptation" (by Heaven 17)
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  • King Duncan retires to bed.

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    King Duncan retires to bed.
  • "Is this a dagger I see before me?"

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    "Is this a dagger I see before me?"
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  • Macbeth kills King Duncan while he sleeps, but then panics....

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    Macbeth kills King Duncan while he sleeps, but then panics....
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  • ....leaving Lady Macbeth to cover his tracks and put the blame on two innocent servants.

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    ....leaving Lady Macbeth to cover his tracks and put the blame on two innocent servants.
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  • The alarm is raised - King Duncan has been murdered!

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    The alarm is raised - King Duncan has been murdered!
  • Macbeth kills the two accused servants to tie up any loose ends....

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    Macbeth kills the two accused servants to tie up any loose ends....
  • ......while King Duncan's children flee for their lives.

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    ......while King Duncan's children flee for their lives.
  • Macbeth and his wife are crowned king and queen.

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    Macbeth and his wife are crowned king and queen.
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  • Macbeth is worried that his best friend Banquo might suspect him as he met the witches with him.

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    Macbeth is worried that his best friend Banquo might suspect him as he met the witches with him.
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  • He hires two men to kill Banquo while he is out hunting with his son.

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    He hires two men to kill Banquo while he is out hunting with his son.
  • Meanwhile Lady Macbeth begins to feel guilty about what they have done.

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    Meanwhile Lady Macbeth begins to feel guilty about what they have done.
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  • She begins to realise that Macbeth is becoming out of control.

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    She begins to realise that Macbeth is becoming out of control.
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  • On the heaths while they are hunting, Banquo and his son are ambushed.

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    On the heaths while they are hunting, Banquo and his son are ambushed.
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  • Banquo is killed but his son escapes.

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    Banquo is killed but his son escapes.
  • Meanwhile, Macbeth and his wife hold a feast to celebrate becoming king and queen.

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    Meanwhile, Macbeth and his wife hold a feast to celebrate becoming king and queen.
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  • The killers tell Macbeth that Banquo's son has escaped.

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    The killers tell Macbeth that Banquo's son has escaped.
  • His night gets even worse when he sees Banquo's ghost at the table.

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    His night gets even worse when he sees Banquo's ghost at the table.
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  • No-one else sees the ghost so begin to worry about Macbeth's health.

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    No-one else sees the ghost so begin to worry about Macbeth's health.
  • Lady Macbeth tries to calm the situation.

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    Lady Macbeth tries to calm the situation.
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  • However, Macbeth continues to see the ghost, even trying to fight him.

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    However, Macbeth continues to see the ghost, even trying to fight him.
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  • Suddenly a ghostbuster arrives....

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    Suddenly a ghostbuster arrives....
  • ....too late!

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    ....too late!
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  • The nobles become suspicious of Macbeth and what he might have done.

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    The nobles become suspicious of Macbeth and what he might have done.
  • Once more we meet the witches....

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    Once more we meet the witches....
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  • "Witches Brew"

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    "Witches Brew"
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  • Macbeth returns to see what else they can tell him.

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    Macbeth returns to see what else they can tell him.
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  • From what they say he thinks he is invincible....

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    From what they say he thinks he is invincible....
  • .....but decides to kill Macduff and his family to secure his position.

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    .....but decides to kill Macduff and his family to secure his position.
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  • The killers murder Lady Macduff and her children.

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    The killers murder Lady Macduff and her children.
  • Meanwhile Lady Macbeth's guilt has caused her to act very strangely.....

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    Meanwhile Lady Macbeth's guilt has caused her to act very strangely.....
  • ....the doctor is called to observe her.

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    ....the doctor is called to observe her.
  • "Out damn spot!"

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    "Out damn spot!"
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  • Everyone is now suspicious of Macbeth and feel that they have to act against him.

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    Everyone is now suspicious of Macbeth and feel that they have to act against him.
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  • The doctor returns to tell Macbeth how ill his wife is, but he doesn't really listen as he prepares to do battle with his enemies.

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    The doctor returns to tell Macbeth how ill his wife is, but he doesn't really listen as he prepares to do battle with his enemies.
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  • The other nobles raise armies to attack Macbeth.

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    The other nobles raise armies to attack Macbeth.
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  • The servant arrives to tell Macbeth that his wife has died.

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    The servant arrives to tell Macbeth that his wife has died.
  • He is grief-stricken!

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    He is grief-stricken!
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  • "I can't live if living is without you!"

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    "I can't live if living is without you!"
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  • Macduff's army prepares to attack Macbeth.

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    Macduff's army prepares to attack Macbeth.
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  • The battle commences.

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    The battle commences.
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  • Finally, Macbeth and Maduff fight to the death!

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    Finally, Macbeth and Maduff fight to the death!
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  • Macbeth is killed.

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    Macbeth is killed.
  • The rightful heir gets the throne.

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    The rightful heir gets the throne.
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  • But who was to blame? The witches? Macbeth? His wife?

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    But who was to blame? The witches? Macbeth? His wife?
  • The audience are left to ponder this while the cast dance to....

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    The audience are left to ponder this while the cast dance to....
  • Kool & The Gang's "Celebration"

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    Kool & The Gang's "Celebration"
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  • Some after show shots! Macbeth and Macduff - friends again.

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    Some after show shots! Macbeth and Macduff - friends again.
  • Banquo's ghosts.

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    Banquo's ghosts.
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  • Still no ghosts to bust!

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    Still no ghosts to bust!
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  • Even witches need a drink!

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    Even witches need a drink!
  • Farewell Year 6!

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    Farewell Year 6!