Shakespeare’s Macbeth – with a twist

A Birmingham based theatre company, Out of Chaos, will be performing Shakespeare’s Scottish Play at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall in early March – but there will not be anything traditional about their version of Macbeth.

Just two actors will take on more than 30 roles, in a physically spellbinding production that brings to life the electric drama, beautiful poetry, and playful comedy of the original – and all in just 80 minutes.

Multi-award winning actors Paul O’Mahony and Danish actor Troels Hagen Findsen take on this colossal challenge.  in this production directed by Mike Tweddle, director of all Out of Chaos’ productions to date and formerly an assistant director at The Globe.

Both actors have appeared in all of Out of Chaos’s previous productions.

“Don’t miss the dark deeds that are afoot at the Ropery Hall as Out of Chaos brings Macbeth to the Humber.  In just 80 high octane minutes more than 20 characters are brilliantly and boldly brought to life with just two actors,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.  “Whether this is your first Macbeth or your hundredth, don’t miss this entertaining night out.”

Paul admitted Macbeth was the greatest challenge they’ve taken on.

“Macbeth is an enormous story full of action, intrigue, horror, and fascinating relationships.  And we are going to deliver that with our two bodies and our two voices, plus some brilliant original music and lighting.  Troels and I are going to sweat like never before!”

Mike added: “People often ask why a two man Macbeth?  After all, the first line of the play is ‘When shall we three meet again?  It’s surely going to be difficult!’”

“But we say come and find out.  This will be one of the most exciting, entertaining and eventful evenings you could spend with William Shakespeare.”

Staged on Saturday, March 5, starting at 7.30pm, tickets cost £13 in advance or £15 on the door and can be bought online at, from the Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.



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