Macbeth returns

in situ:’s popular two-person Macbeth returns for just four performances this month at the Leper Chapel in Newmarket Road, Cambridge.

in situ:’s Macbeth originally emerged from an ensemble piece entitled The Macbeth Project, developed by an in situ: group in 2001 and performed in a suburban house.

This in turn led to a unique reworking of the play in 2003, featuring two actors, a cast of children’s dolls and incorporating many new ideas suggested by the project, including: ventriloquism, Butoh, the Japanese movement form; the ideas of psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, who worked with children using toys; and notorious British serial killers Fred and Rose West.

The new version of the play originally debuted at the Methodist Hall, Sturton Street, where it caused some controversy. In 2009, the play was revived at the atmospheric Leper Chapel where it played to sell-out audiences and has since gone on to become one of in situ:’s most popular presentations.

(Please note that the weekend performances will most likely sell out. Please book early to avoid disappointment.)

Booking information

Tickets: £14 (£10 concession) available in advance from – on sale at the venue from 7.30pm

Dates: Wednesday 17 July – Saturday 20 July, 2013
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Cambridge | Map
Time: 8pm – running time 110 minutes approx. Suitable for 16+

This production is in collaboration with Cambridge Past, Present and Future.

2013 Summer Season: Metamorphoses, Canterbury Tales, Macbeth

Three popular in situ: performances return this summer with revivals of Metamorphoses, The Canterbury Tales and Macbeth.

The 2013 summer season gets underway in just over two weeks at Wandlebury Country Park, where in situ:’s talented ensemble create a unique experience in the open air with an original interpretation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Two weeks later, The Canterbury Tales returns to Newmarket Road’s Leper Chapel, presenting a unique opportunity to hear stories from rude Reeves, risque Merchants and romantic Knights, in and around one of Cambridge’s oldest buildings.

Finally, the intense two-person Macbeth which has played to sell-out crowds seated in the Leper Chapel in previous years returns to thrill audiences once more.