Students bring Shakespeare to life with World War Two theme

‘Something wicked this way comes’, and this Bedstone College production of the Scottish play is so wicked it is excellent!  Sixteen students are getting ready to perform Macbeth tonight and tomorrow night with a special 1940s twist and the introduction of a World War Two setting.

Despite being written over 400 years ago the themes of ambition and a struggle for power can still be related to today, particularly as it is being set in the 20th century, showing how its timeless themes can resonate in any period.

Talented students performing the play are aged up to 18 years and have all shown determination and dedication in preparation for performing such a popular play. Tickets are still available from Bedstone College reception: 01547 530303. The audience can expect an evening of high drama, as students take on the portrayal of ruthless ambition, murder and obsession.

Leah B, a sixth form student at Bedstone, takes on the lead role of Macbeth and has the challenge of performing in Early Modern English language. She said that one of the biggest challenges was learning the lines within a limited time but that did not stop the cast from having lots of fun while they rehearsed!

Sophie Corness, Head of Admissions, Marketing and Enterprise said: “Our students have taken a timeless classic and given it their own twist. We are really proud of all the hard work they have put into the production, it promises to be a spectacular evening and a brilliant showcase for the talented young actors.”

Bedstone College will host Macbeth on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March. For tickets call 01547 530303 or email