THEATRE fans will be able to experience a new production of Shakespeare’s darkest of tales, Macbeth, in Hartlebury.

Hartlebury Castle will become the backdrop for a thrilling performance of ‘The Scottish Play’ reimagined by creative director Michael Whitmore.

The tragedy of Macbeth transports an audience to the Scottish Highlands and tells the famous tale of vaulting ambition and its dreadful consequences.

Whitmore has previously adapted and directed Quantum Theatre’s productions of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest.

Chantel Summerfield, operations manager, said: “Quantum Theatre never fail to deliver; we are excited to have them back with another Shakespeare classic.

“The Great Hall on a dark winters evening is the ideal setting for this deadly tale that is sure to keep us all captivated.”

The tale follows Macbeth as he meets three witches upon the heath and hears their prophecies of his greatness. He becomes gripped by murderous thoughts and descends into madness and destruction.

Tickets for Macbeth cost £13 for adults and £8.50 for a child/NUS holder when purchased in advance, including booking fees. Tickets can be purchased from

The performance takes place on Saturday 29 January, 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm, and tickets will be available to purchase on the door for an additional cost, subject to availability.