You thought Macbeth was dead and gone? Think again. Simon Palfrey invites you to a performed reading of his thrilling and moving re-imagining of the Scottish Play, ‘Macbeth, Macbeth’, co-written with Ewan Fernie. Three young boys grow up to relive the sin of Shakespeare’s tortured anti-hero, but this time the temptation is not a crown, but a woman. And the woman has ideas of her own…

An unprecedented collaboration between two leading Shakespeareans, ‘Macbeth, Macbeth’ sparks a whole new world from the embers of Shakespeare’s darkest play. The tragedy is done, the tyrant Macbeth dead, the time is free. But for how long? And what happens next? Brave the ruins and echoes of Shakespeare’s characters to find out.


Simon Palfrey

Simon Palfrey is professor of English literature at Brasenose College, University of Oxford. As well as his new novel, ‘Macbeth, Macbeth’ (written with Ewan Fernie) his books include ‘Doing Shakespeare’; ‘Shakespeare’s Possible Worlds’; ‘Poor Tom: living King Lear’; and ‘Shakespeare’s Dead’ (with Emma Smith), a book to accompany the major 2016 Bodleian Library exhibition.