Just as Summer time is flourishing on the earth and hope is strong in the world, FOUR OF SWORDS desires to lead you deep below ground and into the underworld of BEER QUARRY CAVES for their own unique and blood-curdling version of The Scottish!
This subterranean production is a reprisal of FOUR OF SWORDS’ hit 2014 show, which won rave reviews and was an instant sell-out, and presents the Witches as Viking priestesses and goddesses of Destiny who guide the audience through the labyrinthine caverns of Macbeth’s homicidal ambition.
The show features Shamanic techniques, haunting live music, gruesome film projections, a quad-bike, Icelandic chanting, a splash or two of gore and even some Highland sword-dancing.
Location: Beer Quarry Caves, Quarry Lane, Beer EX12 3AT
Dates: 9th – 18th June 2016
Ticket Price: £15 [£13 students]
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As with previous FOUR OF SWORDS productions, audiences will be standing and walking for the duration of the 1 hour 15 min show. Please wear sensible footwear, warm clothing and bring a torch to help you find your way to and from the car! Please be advised also that this show is too creepy for under 11s. Click here and scroll down to see more photos and find out more about the show.
OUR PREVIOUS SHOWS [click on the title for more info on each show]:
THE FOUR OF SWORDS MANDATE
SCHOOLS PERFORMANCES / EDUCATION DAYS / WORKSHOPS
FOUR OF SWORDS has been working hard to build up its portfolio of schools visits and educational projects. We have now performed for 1,000 students in total and collaborated with CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS on the production of digital resources for schools.
Are you a teacher? Do you work at a school or perhaps a youth group or language school? Surely you MUST be interested in booking FOUR OF SWORDS for a special performance of MACBETH, JEKYLL & HYDE, GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT or DOCTOR FAUSTUS!? We also offer supremely enlightening workshop sessions!
“The children felt very special to have a performance just for them…
I’ll never forget the look of horrified delight on their faces.”
Teacher feedback, Clyst Vale Community College
“The best impact day we’ve ever had!”
Teacher feedback, St Peter’s C of E Aided School, Exeter
WHO ARE WE & WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?
FOUR OF SWORDS THEATRE was founded in 2012, born of two friends’ determination to create sensational theatre. After several months of careful planning, in 2013 FOUR OF SWORDS exploded onto the South West theatre scene with two stonking shows.
We’ve come a long way in a short couple of years, and succeeded in developing a formula which seems to resonate with people and keep them coming back for more. In short, we are all about creating accessible, vibrant versions of classic stories in unusual spaces. We want to confront and break down notions of what is and is not viable or acceptable as part of a play. We are enthusiastic about multi-media and the use of live music. But most importantly, we want the audience to get swept up in the story.
“There’s only one problem with intimate and almost tangible theatre like this, the kind that which surrounds you, whisks you up and takes you with it – you won’t want to go back to sitting in an auditorium again.”
Fran McElhone, Express & Echo
“I was completely transported, I haven’t had such an intense theatre experience in such a long time and it’s so exciting to see something like that in the South West.”
Audience member feedback
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