Rough Magic

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Following the Olivier Award-nominated, ‘fantastically funny’ ★★★★★ (Broadway World) Midsummer Mechanicals, Shakespeare’s Globe and Splendid Productions present a brand-new family show, Rough Magic, in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this summer.

‘Round about the cauldron go;
In the magic creatures throw…’

Join us in the world of Shakespeare’s magical characters as Macbeth’s wonderfully wayward Weird Sisters cook up a supernaturally silly adventure of their own.

‘Witches’ spells, ghosts galore,
Feisty fairies, monsters and more!’

The Globe’s Director of Education Lucy Cuthbertson (Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank: Romeo and Juliet; Midsummer Mechanicals, Globe) and Splendid Productions’ Kerry Frampton and Ben Hales (Midsummer Mechanicals, Globe) join forces once again to bring you a magical summertime treat for all ages.

The Weird Sisters need all the help they can get from their audience of supernatural apprentices (that’s you!) and invite you to come along to the show dressed as your favourite magical creature. Fairies, witches, ghosts, or monsters – wherever you belong!

Make a day of it! Sign up for one of our Macbeth workshops for ages 5 – 8 and ages 9 – 12, and discover the tale that inspired Rough Magic. 

‘By the pricking of my thumbs, something SILLY this way comes…’

– Macbeth, Act IV, scene 1 (kind of…)

A co-production with Splendid Productions, Rough Magic is recommended for everyone from age 5 to 105.

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DETAILS

 TICKETS
Previews (seated) £25-£15
All other performances (seated)
£30-£15

This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time TBC

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Part of Summer 2024

Photography: The Other Richard
Art Direction: Doug Kerr

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Our family workshops are the perfect introduction to the Weird Sisters before you experience Rough Magic.

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Audio Described Performances

Show dates & times

Wednesday 7th August

1:30 PM
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Relaxed Performances

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Friday 9th August

3:00 PM

Wednesday 21st August

1:30 PM
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Captioned Performances

Show dates & times

Saturday 10th August

3:00 PM
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Signed Performances

Show dates & times

Thursday 15th August

1:30 PM

Dates & Tickets

Rough Magic

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
SAT 20 JULY
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