Just as Summer time is flourishing on the earth, FOUR OF SWORDS desires to lead you into the underworld of BEER QUARRY CAVES for their own unique and blood-curdling version of The Scottish!

This subterranean production is a revival of FOUR OF SWORDS’ hit 2014/16/18 show, 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, Icelandic chanting, a splash or two of gore and even some Highland sword-dancing.

The company deserve huge applause – there were strong performances
all round with too many stand-out moments to describe.
Anna Marks, Remotegoat

The connected caves – complete with bats – echo with a constant drip-drip-drip,
perfectly conjuring the chill dankness of a medieval Scottish castle.
Belinda Dillon, Exeunt Magazine

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 that this show is too creepy for under 11s.

Dates: 26th-29th June 2019  Times: 7pm & 9pm  Price: £15
Location: Beer Quarry Caves, Quarry Lane, Beer, Seaton, Devon EX12 3AT

FOUR OF SWORDS’ version of MACBETH was designed expressly for BEER QUARRY CAVES, first performed in 2014 and repeated in 2016 and 2018. We have have been immensely gratified to receive some amazing feedback from our audiences. Here are some choice snippets!

A fantastic experience. I have finally ‘got’ Shakespeare and now want to see more, having resisted it for years. The production was incredible – so intense and absorbing.

We have just got home after watching your performance of Macbeth at Beer quarry caves. We were totally blown away by it. I love going to the theatre but that was one of the best performances I’ve seen. My husband isn’t a keen theatre person but absolutely loved it.

We are both COMPLETE Shakespeare virgins (managed to avoid the whole subject at school.) Now at the ripe old age of 40+ we thought ‘there must be something to this Shakespeare thing’. You didn’t disappoint. Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the performance. We enjoyed the whole thing, the candles, the acting, the tragedy of it all. I have since ordered myself a copy of Macbeth to read, so there’s testament to my enjoyment.

10 thoughts on “CURRENT SHOWS

  1. Fab theatre last night in Exmouth, Devon, at Rolle College. Similar energy to the awesome RED DOG Theatre Company​. And also to the RSC’s anglo-indian ‘Midsummers Night Dream’ some years ago.
    ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ is set in disused college building, just like they did with ‘Gawain and the Green Knight’ last yea at Poltimore. Good acting, processing room to room, inside and outside: one of the best theatre groups I know

  2. Wow! what a tense production in such a fitting venue.
    Four of Swords created an atmosphere of suspense that made the heart beat faster in anticipation of the next “fright”. A great performance.

  3. Production of Macbeth absolutely fantastic, location genius. I was spellbound as we moved from cave to cave. Timing superb, delivery delicious, I had to remind myself to breath. I have raved to everyone that will listen to me. Only wish it were not sold out so I could watch again and again and…..

  4. lucky to catch Jason and the Argonauts on Thus at the Tropicana. Have to see what happens to Medea now, brilliant venue for a brilliant show. You made the most of the promenading making us all feel really close up to the fighting and anguish. Crikey! poor old Medea. Jason had all the lines (‘Your making this up!’ and ‘Golly!’ – after a pretty mental fight scene) but the soul of the show was in Medea. Just hope it doesn’t go too badly for her in the future……….(how much worse can it get!) You were all fantastic, thanks for a brilliant, varied, funny, emotional, wacky and dramatic show. All the best!

  5. From Kevin Cahill
    Not a play I normally take to but this was quite off the planet. The acting was of West End quality as was the production. The lighting of the caves for the event was simply magical, even for adults. It was an experience rather than a mere play. I think it will go into the book of special memories for every one who saw and heard it. For all the digital gizmos now available for cinema and theater this play and this production show that there is no digital substitute for the real thing, face to face. Congratulations to all the cast for a truly memorable evening.

  6. Amazing performance of Media in Beer caves. A genius stage set. Dramatic, atmospheric and supremely accomplished performances. The choral chanting was perfect for the caves and utterly enthralling. Such a great experience from start to finish – loved it.
    Outstanding in every way.

  7. Absolutely amazing the acting was brilliant I went with my husband who did not do Shakespeare but loved it to have it in the cave’s was brilliant made it atmospheric definitely loved to see another of their plays

  8. Electrifying – the best theatrical performance I’ve ever seen.
    Beer quarry caves are an amazing venue and were beautifully lit with literally hundreds of candles.
    The acting was outstanding, the passion, torment and turmoil of the characters was palpable – the whole audience was totally engaged throughout.
    Thank you for a fantastic and hugely enjoyable experience.

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