Artwork for King Matt & Macbeth featuring a dagger and a crown

LYT present: King Matt & Macbeth: 22-23 July

  • Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July, 7.30pm
    Presented as a double-bill
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King Matt by Stephen Greenhorn
directed by Drew Taylor

Will King Matt learn the lessons he needs to be a good ruler, a good politician, a good solider – And is any of that important as long as he is a good person?

King Matt the First was originally written in 1922 by Polish author Janusz Korczak who used his storytelling skills to discuss politics, education, and societal pressures all from the point of view of children. In Stephen Greenhorn’s adaptation of the English translation by Richard Lourie we are taken on a journey of adolescent authority, manipulation and, truth. King Matt offers a brilliant reflection on the expectations on young people as members of our society, and is as relevant today as it has ever been.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
in an abridged version directed by Becky Hope-Palmer

“Look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under it.”

Our adaptation of Shakespeare’s’ Macbeth see’s Becky Hope-Palmer strip the play to its vital elements and places it in a modern urban setting. The Housing Scheme on which this story unfolds is as bleak as the prospects the Witches whisper in Macbeths ear, as feral as the inner turmoil Lady Macbeth is consumed by, and as uncared for as the consequences Macbeth's actions have on everyone he knows.