Emily joins the cast of Macbeth

Emily Clarke in Bexhill Amateur Theatrical Society's adaptation of Macbeth SUS-150307-151042001
Emily Clarke in Bexhill Amateur Theatrical Society's adaptation of Macbeth SUS-150307-151042001

When local student Emily Clarke offered to help Bexhill Amateur Theatrical Society with prop making for their upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, she got more than she bargained for and she is now also now performing in the show!

Chairman Mike Poole said: “It’s such a great privilege to welcome new members to The BATS. Every society needs a constant influx of the next generation, otherwise groups like ours will die out.

“Fortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any sign of that yet – indeed four of the cast are new members including Macbeth and Lady Macbeth!

“Not only has Emily been rehearsing her lines, but she’s also making all our beautifully detailed Steampunk props.”

This year’s Shakespeare in Manor Barn Gardens, Old Town, Bexhill is a Victorian gothic steampunk-themed Macbeth; a thrilling tale of magic and murder. All in all, this promises to be a Macbeth unlike any other.

In addition to having glamorous, unique costumes, the fight scenes are being choreographed by an experienced fencer for the swordplay, working with an ex-professional martial artist for the hand to hand encounters, which promises a thrilling spectacle for the audience.

The show runs from 20th to 25th July. Turn up at 7.00 for a 7.30 start and bring your picnic and blanket for a magical evening of Shakespeare in the Park .

Tickets are available from Destinations Gift Shop, Sackville Road on 01424 225722, more details on the website: www.the-bats.co.uk.