The Scottish Play

Showing 31st January - 3rd Febuary 2024

The Scottish Play

The play features Michael, one of the better actors in a fictional amateur theatre society, The Shellsfoot Thespians, who dreams of directing William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which is known in the real theatrical world as “The Scottish Play”. Real theatrical custom has it to not refer to the play by its real name, due to a mythical curse. When his wife and his best friend are cast in the leading parts, Michael begins to wonder if this is due by his stubborn desire to direct at all costs, or by the curse associated with the play. Despite problems, he has separated his personal life from his professional life, and a lack of support from all but the set designer and technician, he continues with the production.


15th May 2024Wednesday19:30
16th May 2024Thursday19:30
17th May 2024Friday19:30
18th May 2024Saturday19:30




The Bear Pit
Rother St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU