Andy Griffiths’ JUST MACBETH! is a really silly version of Shakespeare’s great big gory tragedy starring Andy, Lisa, Danny and Jen from his Just! series of books. And when we say really silly, we mean really, really silly as it’s performed by six funny but tragic actors and a garden gnome and has witches and Wizz Fizz and ghosts and girl germs and…

Bell Shakespeare’s production of JUST MACBETH! re-envisions the themes of Macbeth through the eyes of Andy Griffiths’ much loved characters. This hilarious and irreverent take on one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays will have the whole family in stitches!

JUST MACBETH! enjoyed very successful seasons in Sydney and Melbourne in 2008 and returns to Sydney in 2010.

Suitable for ages 7–107
Duration: 2 hours, including interval

“It is hard to conceive of a more appropriate production
through which to introduce children to theatre,
let alone Shakespeare.”
The Sydney Morning Herald


The production is suitable for proscenium style theatres and has been successfully presented in venues ranging from 400 to 900 seats. There is no requirement for flying of scenery but fixed overhead rigging points are needed.

The set consists of 3 portals and a paper projection screen. In addition to this are 6 custom built tables and chairs. There is no requirement for flying of scenery during the show but fixed overhead rigging points are needed to hang the set. Rear projection is a major element of the production and thus a minimum stage depth of 8m is required. The minimum proscenium width is 10m with additional wing space offstage and an overhead clearance of 6m.

Lighting is covered with a 72 channel rig with additional moving lights creating stage effects. Audio elements are run through a laptop and Q-Lab software operated by the stage manager. A basic FOH sound system is adequate to run the show.

This show involves a lot of costume and prop changes. Room for storage of props and quick changes is required side of stage and washing facilities located within the venue. The touring party is 9 inclusive of 3 crew and 6 actors. The production requires a full day bump-in with the show ready to perform the following day.

The running time is approx 2 hours inclusive of interval.

Full technical specifications are available by contacting: mail@bellshakespeare.com.au

For further information please contact:
Gill Perkins

PO Box 10

Millers Point NSW 2000


Telephone +61 2 8298 9000