Kids Review: Brave Macbeth

Even Lady Macbeth can't stop Honor Hastings, age seven, enjoying this comedic take on the Scottish Play

feature (edinburgh) | Read in About 2 minutes
Published 10 Aug 2019
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Brave Macbeth

What happens in the show?

They tell the story of Macbeth and how he was made to be bad, but didn’t want to be. His wife forced him. There are lots of songs and funny dancing.

Describe the show in five words

Brilliant, interesting, funny, exciting, silly.

Who was your favourite character and why?

Banquo – he was so funny all the way through it. He really made me laugh when he was dancing.

Were there any characters you didn’t like?

Lady Macbeth because she wanted to kill everyone!

What did you like most about the show?

The songs were all brilliant. They really helped me to understand the story and they made me laugh. My older sister liked the bit with the puppets because they were all different Shakespeare characters from other plays.

What didn’t you like about the show?

The story is quite hard to keep up with and they tell it really quickly. I think I managed to understand most of it, but I did need to concentrate when they were explaining it.

If there were songs or music in the show, what did you think of them?

The songs were good at making the story less complicated. They were all brilliant and very funny.

What did your grown-up think of the show?

My dad thought it was a fun way to deliver some Shakespeare to kids. There was a lot of comedy in it, which wasn’t what he expected.

Would you tell your friends to come and see the show?

Yes. Everyone I know would enjoy this show.