Shakespeare Plays for Children at the National Theatre

I know it feels like ages away but the February half term will be here before you know it. To avoid cries of ‘I’m bored’ why not tear them away from their screens and book tickets to see two Shakespeare plays that have been especially adapted for children.

A modernised Romeo and Juliet will be on at The National Theatre, London, from 11 – 24 February 2017. The show has a running time of one hour and tickets start at £12.

Set against a vibrant urban backdrop bursting full of excitement, colour, dancing and live song, a company of eight tell the most famous love story of all time. Prepare yourself for a swift, contemporary celebration of Shakespeare's masterpiece as they bring Romeo and Juliet to life for a new post Clare Danes/Leonardo DiCaprio generation. Suitable for children aged 8 and over.

Older kids will love the witchcraft, murder, treason and treachery in the murky world of Macbeth. Amid bloody rebellion and the deafening drums of war, Macbeth and his wife will stop at nothing to fulfil their ambition. House of Cards anyone? This version of Macbeth is just as dark as you remember and best suited to kids age 13+. Macbeth runs from 6 to 20 February 2017 and tickets are selling out fast.

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Schools touring is supported by: The Ingram Trust, Archie Sherman Charitable Trust, Behrens Foundation, The Ernest Cook Trust and Jill and David Leuw.