Actors to perform Macbeth at HMS Victory

March 1962 and a naval rating signals Halt to more conventional traffic as the Saunders-Roe SRN1 crosses the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent and returns to HMS Ariel, now the site of the Hovercraft Museum. Roles such as anti-submarine warfare, air-sea rescue and mine countermeasures were foreseen.						                                Pictures courtesy Amberley Publishing

Spotlight hovers over Lee-on-the-Solent museum

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SOMETHING wicked comes the way of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this month when performers act out Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth in front of HMS Victory.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men theatre company will be performing on Thursday, August 23, at 7.30pm.

It is the second event of the attraction’s ‘Dockyard at Dusk’ season, and follows rave reviews of Much Ado About Nothing by the Royal Navy’s theatre group.

Shakespeare’s bewitched, blood-soaked play about love, murder and lust for power will harness the unique setting of HMS Victory, said Mark Puddle, the company’s founder and creative director.

‘The contrast of a beautiful summer’s evening and Macbeth’s tragic tale is a perfect fit for such an iconic location,’ he added.

The audience are asked to bring picnic blankets with them to watch the play.

Tickets are £15, £10 for concessions, and can be bought by calling 0844 880 5406 or visiting historicdockyard.co.uk/tickets/dockyardatdusk

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