Elsie & Norm’s Macbeth


Set in the present day, John Christopher-Wood’s comedy is one northern couple’s response to television repeats and board games. Norm, a regular contributor to the Pigeon Fancier’s Gazette, rewrites the story to perform in their living room for their friends (you, the audience). Leaving out, as he puts it, “the boring bits”, Norm, questions Shakespeare’s ability both as a playwright and as a poet since “nothing much rhymes”. Elsie and Norm play all the parts themselves, except Banquo and Fleance who are played by…well, stuffed pandas!


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