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Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 25 May - 04 June 2022
Category Theatre

Sport for Jove Theatre presents
By William Shakespeare

“O full of scorpions is my mind dear wife…”

Damien Ryan directs a brand new production of Macbeth for Sport for Jove in 2022 offering new insights into this extraordinary play and a thrillingly good cast – a deeply atmospheric, faithful and exciting introduction to the play for young audiences.

Shakespeare’s most immersive and haunting play tells of the murderous ascent to ‘greatness’ of a husband and wife who believe they can control time and destiny. A loving couple, suffering the loss of a child, are surrounded by the children of others – of the King, Macduff, Banquo. To what extent is their first criminal act an act of love in that terrible void, a sacrifice she makes for him and in return, he for her?

Sport for Jove’s acclaimed Macbeth is an ecstatic vision of what love and ambition can do to people, of ghosts, shadows, and the terrors of the imagination.

Macbeth is a must-see for students of the play, or young people experiencing Shakespeare for the first time.

Performance Warnings: 
This performance contains coarse language, adult content, smoke haze, strobe lighting and the use of prop weapons.

Please note:
*1 teacher free per 10 students.

Riverside Theatres is a registered COVID Safe venue with the NSW Government. The health and safety of all Riverside patrons and staff is at the forefront of all our operations. Our policies are consistently reviewed and will be updated in line with NSW Health guidelines and advice. Please review our Conditions of Entry & Patron Safety page prior to attending Riverside Theatres for the most up-to-date information.

If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

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(Stages 4 – 6)

According to the exemption under the public health order (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 (NSW) under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), issued on February 1 2021, organised groups who enter a premises as part of a school, child care, aged care or disability group are not required to provide the premises with contact details of every person in their group. This is subject to the following conditions:

  • It is duty of the group organiser (teacher or carer) to keep an electronic record of the entire group and their contact details for 28 days after the event.
  • The group organiser must provide the premises (Riverside Theatres) with at least two contacts to make available to NSW Health.

Curriculum Links and Resources
Download the Curriculum Links here: Macbeth Curriculum Links

Schools Bookings
1 teacher free for every 10 students booked.
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 02 8839 3308 or email education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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Dates and Times:

Friday 27 May 2022 at 7pm – CANCELLED
Saturday 28 May 2022 at 7pm
Friday 3 June 2022 at 7pm – CANCELLED
Saturday 4 June 2022 at 7pm

Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 11:30am
Thursday 26 May 2022 at 11:30am
Friday 27 May 2022 at 11:30am
Monday 30 May 2022 at 11:30am
Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 10am
Wednesday 1 June 2022 at 11:30am
Thursday 2 June 2022 at 10am
Friday 3 June 2022 at 11:30am


2 hours with no interval

There will be a Q&A after all school performances

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All Tickets* $30

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