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10 terrifying Shakespeare-inspired Halloween gifts

  From an evening of ghost stories to plague rat puppets – we’ve put together a selection of treats (or tricks!) to mark the spooky season

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Looking upwards at a lit candelabra.

Shakespeare and Fear tickets

Settle down on your sofas and hide behind a cushion with tickets to our second digital festival, Shakespeare and Fear, opening on Halloween. If you dare, watch a selection of three spine-tingling ghost stories in Deep Night Dark Night on 31 October 2020. You can also catch our 2018 Macbeth company, including Michelle Terry and Paul Ready, perform a staged-reading of Shakespeare’s supernatural tragedy in the flickering candlelight of our Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

A white tea towel with a large bloody hand print, with the text: Will these hands ne-er be clean?

Macbeth Tea Towel

Will these hands ne’er be clean?

Well, your hands will be nice and dry with our Lady Macbeth inspired tea towel featuring the rather apt quote and a giant bloody hand.

See the full Hands range.

A large, life-sized skull.

Prop Skull

The perfect Halloween decoration, or even a great gift idea for Gothic fans. Our prop skulls are life-size and hand painted, and made from herculite plaster.

A plush grey soft toy rat.

Plague Rat Hand Puppet

A plague o’ both your houses!

Create hours of fun with our cheeky rat hand puppet pals. Perfect for adults and children, they have movable mouths and paws, and come in black or grey.

A black book, with the title: The Witch.

The Witch by Ronald Hutton

There’s nothing better than settling down to a good book in autumn – wrap yourself in a blanket and cosy on up in an armchair for an evening exploring the fear of witchcraft. Ronald Hutton’s The Witch traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-modern stake.

A black notepad with orange and white text reading: Something wicked this way comes.

Macbeth Pocket Notebad

Write your own spooky stories to terrify your family and friends in our Macbeth themed notepad. Will you be the next Edgar Allan Poe?

See the full Something Wicked range.

A black antique style poison bottle.

Poison Bottle

Double double toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble…

Follow in the Witches’ footsteps and concoct your favourite Halloween tipple and store in our antique style poison bottle. (*Cauldron not provided).

A brown card with star detail and the text: You have witchcraft on your lips.

Witchcraft Greetings Card

You have witchcraft in your lips…

We may not be able to celebrate Halloween in quite the same way this year, so how about sending all your supernatural-loving friends a greetings card to let them know you’re thinking of them?

A black acrylic brooch in the shape of a quill, with the text: Something wicked this ways comes.

Macbeth Quill Brooch

Something wicked this way comes…

Make like Morticia Adamms with our Macbeth themed inky tip black quill brooch, the perfect accessory to any glamourous, yet sinister, outfit.

Shakespeare on Demand

Fed up of the laughable horror offering on the telly this All Hallow’s Eve? Grab your popcorn and settle down for an evening of Shakespeare with our selection of productions on DVD or why not download them on Globe Player.

Encounter the devil’s henchman in Doctor Faustus, fulfill the Witches’ prophecy in Macbeth, or stomach the gruesome Titus Andronicus, for perfect Halloween viewing.


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