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Flabbergast’s Macbeth fuses a rigorous and respectful approach to text and storytelling to bring a magical, lucid interpretation of Shakespeare’s blood-soaked tragedy to life.

Puppetry, clown, ensemble, physical theatre, and exhilarating live music, combine in a powerful and provocative interpretation. A stripped back set, an aesthetically arresting design, and a tightknit ensemble of actors, this performance is a dark and visceral manifestation of the work’s essence and underlaying themes, drawing out the parallels with modern society.

The dominant recurring theme and fundamental narrative that powers The Tragedy of Macbeth is the masculine fear of feminine power; and in this sense, the play is as pertinent today as it has ever been.

★★★★★ ‘An exciting and vital interpretation of Macbeth which serves to invigorate one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays with a new intensity.’ British Theatre Guide

Top 9 Shows Edinburgh Fringe ‘mind blown…’ Stewart Lee

★★★★★ Pick of the Fringe Mervyn Strutter

★★★★★ ‘Don’t miss this, it’s a wonder to behold.’ Bouquets and Brickbats

★★★★☆ ‘Lending physical theatre to Shakespeare works so well!’ Voice Mag

★★★★☆ ‘Boy! have they produced a massive Macbeth… a stunning production… A pleasure to watch.’ Mumble

★★★★ ‘as captivating as it is unsettling.’ The Telegraph

Running Time

Approx. 2 hrs and 30 mins including an interval

Age Advice

Children under 12 at parental discretion

No under 2s permitted


The show features stylised depictions of violence and murder and the discussion of them which may be unsuitable for children under 12 years old at parental discretion

Please note, Macbeth contains brief periods of loud live drumming

The producers of this show cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers’ control.


This event takes place at

MAST Mayflower Studios

Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU 

 Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Above Bar Street. 

The MAST Mayflower Studios building

Further information


Executive and Executive Plus Memberships  £3.00 off zone A and B only

Young Person Under 18 £7.00 off any price zone

Schools/Young People’s Group (10+) All tickets £10.00 on Thu-Fri performances and one free supervisor with every twenty bought

*not available online – please email

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