Shakespeare’s Macbeth but not as you know it

Oddsocks - Macbeth and Witches fight
Oddsocks - Macbeth and Witches fight

FOLLOWING last year’s magical Midsummer Night’s Dream Oddsocks are back at the beautiful Gaddesden Hall next week with one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest of plays - Macbeth.

Performed outdoors this is no ordinary performance. The Bard’s darkest of tragedies is given the Oddsocks treatment and, since they can make a comedy out of anything, be prepared for spine-tingling, rib- tickling hilarity - and lots of witches.

The company have 20 years experience of delighting audiences with their inspired approach to Shakespeare’s plays and their trademark family-friendly, madcap, slapstick style.

Renowned for taking epic classic texts and adapting them into heart-warming performances for everyone, come rain or shine as soon as the entertainment begins the Oddsocks players involve you in the action.

Expect this battle against good and evil to be a physically exciting spectacle complete with power hungry rulers, mad wives, sword fights, wandering stilted witches, walking trees, blood, wigs, music, dancing and lots of audience participation.

Oddsocks director Andy Barrow takes the lead with company regulars Bethan Nash, Andy McGillan and Kevin Kemp. Newcomer Kathryn Levell joins the crew as Lady Macbeth.

Oddsocks Producer Elli Mackenzie is looking forward to returning to the area. She started her acting career with the Pendley Shakespeare Festival in 1983 playing Juliet.

Oddsocks perform Macbeth at Gaddesden Estate, Gaddesden Home Farm, Bridens Camp, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 6EZ on Thursday, July 7, 7.30pm.

Call 01442 252421 for tickets or go online at www.oddsocs.co.uk/theatre. There’ll also be craft and local produce stalls on site.

Don’t miss this Shakespeare with a twist.