Kids bring ‘the Scottish play’ to life

moorthorpe priamry perform MacBeth
moorthorpe priamry perform MacBeth

Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble - youngsters from Moorthorpe Primary School brought one of Shakespeare’s most superstitious plays to life this week.

The 40 year five and six pupils took to the Bawtry Phoenix Theatre on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night to put on a show to remember.

The youngsters have been learning about Macbeth all year – but with a twist. They have put music to the famous play, and their version includes a variety of music including jazz, blues, rap and reggae.

The play, a story of witches, murder, power struggle and intrigue, is renowned for being cursed, with some actors refusing to call it Macbeth instead using the Scottish play.

Teacher Sarah Cowan, who has organised the project was proud of the children.

She said: “They have all done such a fantastic job, it has been a great experience.”

She said the children learned so much about the play in a way that was easily understandable.