Vote Macbeth!

Musicals and Opera (new writing, musical theatre)

  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Fleming Theatre
  • 20:50
  • Aug 19
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Clydebuilt Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Captain Macbeth is Vice-President. He and Lady Macbeth want more. Standing in their way are three all-knowing newsreaders, President Duncan, press secretary Macduff, Hecate the diva queen of all media, and Macbeth’s dashing comrade, Banquo. In this tale of ambition, guilt, murder, power, vengeance, and press manipulation, with an original pop-musical-theatre score, it’s up to you to decide if they get their way. Last year’s sold-out five-star hit returns! It’s just like Shakespeare, but with more key changes. 'A brilliant, witty, muscular tour de force' (

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Ramp into building.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Bill 107 days ago

Excellent show. Fantastic performance. Highly recommended. As it's a musical, it would help if they toned down the volume of the background music so the audience can catch all the words being sung.

Christine Liddle 108 days ago

Really enjoyable performance. Excellent writing and music. Well done again Clydebuilt Theatre Company!

Sanna&Anders 109 days ago

A brilliantly written musical! Definitely deserves to be performed on a bigger stage, with an orchestra. The show we went to (7/8) was marred by audio issues, but that might very well have been improved by now.

Jacqui 111 days ago

Highly recommend Vote Macbeth! for an hour of great singing and witty performances from a very talented cast. Excellent production quality and don’t be surprised if you leave humming a couple of the tunes on the way home!

Alex M 111 days ago

Our highlight of the Fringe so far! Excellent, clever songs and great performances. Whatever sound issues plagued a previous reviewer appeared to have been resolved. This is definitely "based on" Macbeth, rather than a faithful rendition, but no weaker for that. Don't expect the "voting" part to have a big impact - this isn't an improv show - but it does fit the setting of the show well. The one issue is that some of the performers were clearly beginning to lose their voices, which is a shame. 4.5 stars, would definitely recommend.

Elli Mansfield 115 days ago

Fun premise telling Macbeth from a political perspective with a vote at the end. The songs were quite good but the lighting wasn't great and there's some odd directing choices (the murders are side lined and happened off stage, Lady Macbeth was nothing like she is usually portrayed etc). However, the sound mix was really bad for our performance, lyrics either too quiet you couldn't hear them or so loud it was physically painful. Several audience members had hands over their ears. We had to leave halfway in genuine fear for our hearing. A shame as we would have liked to see where it was going.

David 121 days ago

Great songs and great singing, all done with panache and a real sense of humor. Amazingly high quality for a show in such a tiny venue. We saw the preview and there were a few audio gremlins and the vocals could have been higher in the mix at times, but I'm sure that'll be fixed. A treat!

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

Very cleverly directed.

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The Nerd Party (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

There are nearly sixty different Shakespeare musicals, performances and readings taking place at this year's Fringe competing for attention but this one left me smiling

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