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Young Everyman Playhouse programme brings Macbeth to the Bombed Out Church

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse theatres’ Young Everyman Playhouse programme will perform a modern version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, in the outdoor setting of St Luke’s Bombed Out Church this summer.

The young actors will take over the iconic Liverpool church at the top of Bold Street, tackling one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, for five performances from 21-25 July.

In this bold and inventive YEP production, a female Macbeth takes centre stage. Kingdoms are replaced for street corners, broadswords for pocket knives and armies for gangs as one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies is re-imagined by and for young theatregoers. 

Initially planned the for summer 2020, the production was rescheduled to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, after preparations for the show had already began. 

Chris Tomlinson, associate director at Young Everyman Playhouse, said: “Over 14 months since we originally planned to open this production, we are finally here!

“It’s a really exciting, thrilling prospect visiting this work through the lense of young people. They are all playing within their age, set on the streets of Liverpool, and it’s given it a lease of life I know I’ve never seen before. It is passionate, naive, beautiful and heart-breaking.

“Our young actors are as ambitious as the titular role itself, with a house band and performances guaranteed to wow. We can’t wait to share our interpretation of this incredible story.”

Tickets for YEP’s Macbeth at St. Luke’s Bombed Out Church are on sale now. For more information, visit: www.everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on/macbeth

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