A Royal Murder, Shakespeare Live

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Date: Saturday 10 August 2013
Location: The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon
Times: 12pm and 3pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Cost:   Free of charge, just turn up

It is the year 1057. King Duncan has been murdered while on a royal visit to the castle of Macbeth, one of his most faithful lords. Suspects, potential witnesses and others associated with the murder have been assembled at Macbeth's castle, where they will now be questioned by Detective Arden who will attempt to solve the crime. Will the truth emerge?

In an original adaptation of the play, characters from Macbeth will be questioned Poirot-style by central character Detective Arden. To support his questioning and the witnesses' answers, short extracts and scenes from the play itself will be used to back up or disprove their stories.

About Shakespeare Live
Now preparing for their 25th summer production, Shakespeare Live have always aspired to raise amateur Shakespeare to professional levels.

For the third year running, the company are performing in the spacious grounds of Lackham House in Lacock, Wiltshire. For the previous 22 years, they performed annually in the gardens of Hazelbury Manor.

Over the company's history, they've donated over £50,000 to a wide range of charities, most local to Wiltshire and have formed and continue to develop artistic and educational links with local schools and youth groups.

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