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Rough Magic Tickets

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Join Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters as they cook up a magical and surprising family show, based on Macbeth. Best for age 5+.

Shakepearean Family Fun With Rough Magic Tickets

By the pricking of my thumbs, here’s a Shakespeare play for little ones! Following the success of the Olivier Award-nominated Misdummer Mechanicals, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Splendid Productions are back this summer with another magical reworking of a classic story. Brand-new family show Rough Magic, based on Macbeth, is a supernaturally silly adventure at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse!

What is Rough Magic about?

Gather around the cauldron, children, the Weird Sisters are cooking up something special… Some of the ingredients might sound strange - eye of newt? Toe of frog? But don’t worry, these magical creatures are for fun, not eating! Join Shakespeare’s wonderfully mischievous and wayward characters in this engaging show for ages 5-105.

The Perfect Show for Young Theatregoers

Created for Shakespeare’s Globe in collaboration with Splendid Productions, Rough Magic is a play aimed at children, created by Globe Director of Education Lucy Cuthbertson and Splendid’s Kerry Frampton and Ben Hales. It brings the magic of Macbeth’s famous witches - and their strange prophesies - to life with absurdly fun costumes, brilliant props, slapstick fun and lots of twists that will have you in fits of laughter.

It follows the troupe’s acclaimed Midsummer Mechanicals, a chaotic and interactive “sequel” to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With the tragic parts taken out and the magic ramped up, these brand-new takes on the Bard’s greatest hits are the perfect introduction to not only his plays but the incredible Bankside venue in which they are performed. So get ready to take your seats in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; this indoor theatre is lit by real candlelight - even more atmospheric fun to delight budding young theatre fans.

Don’t Miss Tickets for Rough Magic at the Globe

Rough Magic is at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for a limited season, so treat your kids to a magical summer of theatre with this exciting and inventive show. They may even be inspired to tread the boards themselves afterwards!

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Performance dates:
20 Jul 2024 - 24 Aug 2024
Age recommendation:
Best for age 5+
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