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Workington Hall opens to the public for performance of Macbeth

[O]n Friday 1st September at 7pm Workington Hall Parklands will be brought to life with a performance of Macbeth by popular theatre company Oddsocks.

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies and tells the story of greed, witchcraft, murder and mayhem. If you’re curious to see how Oddsocks can turn tragedy to comedy, then Macbeth is not to be missed. Oddsocks’ Artistic Director and playing Macbeth, Andy Barrow says this is “Shakespeare for today. Seriously silly Shakespeare!”

Andy continues by describing their unique style of performances: “Oddsocks is a theatrical experience for everyone. As actors, we’re putting on a party and everyone is invited. Its theatre that’s highly energetic, full of life and plenty of laughs! It’s Shakespeare, but not as you know it!”

The performance will be held in the park outside the Hall to allow as many people to enjoy it as possible.

Tours will take guests into the courtyard inside the Hall, which will start at 2pm on the 1st Sept and continue until 6pm.  Popular, local, performing arts company Trellis Arts will be guiding the tours with enchanting tales of the history of the hall.

Archery will also be running during the afternoon before the performance and is also free to all.

There is no charge to watch this performance!  Grab your picnic blankets, chairs, friends and family and head down to the park for an evening of fantastic entertainment.  Food and drinks will be available to purchase from stalls.

To book onto one of the tours please visit