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The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth

  • Hull Minster South Church Side Hull, England, HU1 United Kingdom (map)

Heads Up Festival


A Paper Cinema and Battersea Arts Centre Production

Immerse yourself in a journey through rugged Scottish landscapes and encounter storms, betrayal and murderous plot. Shakespeare's tragedy is vividly told with illustration, masterful puppetry and a live score. Watch a captivating silent film created before your eyes. Hand-drawn puppets collide with music, Foley and cinematic projection to create epic battle scenes and intricate characters.

Following their critically acclaimed Odyssey, The Paper Cinema re-imagine Macbeth as a cautionary tale for our times.

Commissioned by Beijing 707 N-Theatre Company and Edinburgh Fringe Showcase in China. Supported by Omnibus Theatre

“An epic, imaginative voyage.’” – Time Out

Recommended for: Ages 12+

Running time: 75 minutes


Devisors & Puppeteers: Nicholas Rawling, Irena Stratieva and Teele Uustani, Catherine Rock, Imogen Charleston

Composers & Musicians: Christopher Reed and Francesca Simmons

Production Manager: Mitch Hargreaves

Sound Engineer: Thomas Wasley

Co-composer: Quinta

Dramaturgical Consultant: Deborah Pearson

Lighting Designer: Peter Harrison

Set Designer: Gary Campbell

Company Executive Producer: Angie Bual

Touring Producer: Christie Hill

Earlier Event: March 29
The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth
Later Event: April 3
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