Triggered@Warwick Commission Receives Arts Council Funding
Friday 24 August 2012
Following development work here at Warwick Arts Centre in November 2011 as part of Triggered@Warwick, Macbeth, Blood Will Have Blood was born as a unique collaboration between educationalists Contender Charlie, theatre producers China Plate and us at Warwick Arts Centre to introduce Shakespeareʼs Macbeth to a young audience through an intelligent, innovative and accessible new production.
The show received praise from schools and teachers alike last year when they were guided through an interactive and immersive performance by a macabre Porter who exposed the dark and troubled world of the play. As a result of a funding application to the Arts Council, Contender Charlie, China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre will partner to develop this immersive re-imagining of Macbeth and present it to children across the UK aged nine to 13. The project will bring 33 schools across Devon, Coventry, Burnley and Stanley together with theatre-makers and aims to establish a new model for producing and touring quality original work to new audiences.
The project encompasses a wide range of support materials available to teachers which aim to empower them to continue this approach to teaching Shakespeare back in school, engaging young people with these powerful stories and ultimately inspiring them to speak up and play a positive and active role in their communities.
Find out more or take a look at the video below.
We will keep you posted on the project’s progress!