The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth

Date:Mon 11 Mar
Price:£12.50 (£8 con)

A Paper Cinema and Battersea Arts Centre Production

Immerse yourself on 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.



“This makes the show feel like an epic piece of silent cinema and a completely new and exciting way to experience Shakespeare.”- The Wee Review

Rich with mysterious atmospherics and dark, punky humour, The Paper Cinema’s Macbeth is a daring, dexterous and thoroughly entertaining piece of storytelling”.
Broadway Baby

“This makes the show feel like an epic piece of silent cinema and a completely new and exciting way to experience Shakespeare.”
The Wee Review

“the most enjoyable Shakespeare production I’ve seen in a long time”
Breaking the Fourth Wall ****½

“an ingenious and brilliantly-crafted production”
ActDrop ****

Age: 12+ (due to scene of nudity)

Duration: 75 minutes (no interval)

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.


  • 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

Commissioned by Beijing 707 N-Theatre Company and Edinburgh Fringe Showcase in China. Supported by Omnibus Theatre. This production is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.