This year 6 event began in the way that many performances do with an interactive storytelling session that posed the question who killed Duncan. Told in a way to present evidence rather than solve the puzzle Year 6 began their investigation.
This format was used in the final piece which was an ambitious staging in and around the school where the audience was treated to a semi promenade performance that played outdoors, up fire escapes, in large dand intimate spaces, there was a shadow room complete with audio piece that looked at the role of the weird sisters,whilst Macbeth and lady Macbeth held court in the main space and Macduff heard the news of his wife and children amid straw and sheets.
This project is available as an interactive storytelling experience or enquire about working with Pyn to develop and direct an event with your school or setting.
Around the world (well some of it!) in 7 stories : Finn Maccool (Ireland) , Tattercoats (UK), The firebird and Baba Yaga (Eastern Europe), The Seven Swans (Western Europe) , Papa Bois (The West Indies) The Magic Pear Tree (China), Chinye (West Africa)
This project was delivered as part of a Birmingham Hippodrome creative learning package with Sacred Heart primary school and was designed to introduce children to different cultures from around the world through story, music, dance and art. The work of the specialist artists was deepened by the class teachers investigation into the geography and traditions of each country.
The final celebration saw everyone from foundation to year 6 tell their stories, sing their songs and dance their dances in a feast of creativity. The projects journey and performances were filmed by John Hill Daniel and Martin Macnally of Reel Access.