Watch Party: Macbeth

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm via Zoom

This production of Macbeth was filmed live from Shakespeare’s most famous stage, the Globe Theatre in London. This condensed 90-minute adaptation will be described by our esteemed colleagues at VocalEyes UK.

Join host Amy Amantea in the VocalEye virtual lobby at 6:30 pm (Pacific time) for some pre-show mingling. Introductory descriptive notes begin at 6:45 pm and the performance begins at 7 pm. Running time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Hang with us after the show and be entered to win a $25 gift card to Moose’s Down Under where you can enjoy a real live beer!

Register for your VocalEye Zoom invitation by contacting or call 604-364-5949. Please let us know where you’re from and if you identify as blind, partially sighted or sighted. This one-time registration will give you access to all upcoming Virtual VocalEye events.

When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown.

“You wouldn’t think a show designed for secondary school students would start with a pile of dead bodies, but this Deutsche Bank adaption of Macbeth doesn’t sanitise Shakespeare’s gruesome story. It succeeds in making Macbeth accessible to a younger audience without dumbing it down.” –The Upcoming

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Watch Parties are part of VocalEye’s new virtual community outreach initiative during the Covid-19 pandemic. As with any inaugural program, we depend on your participation and feedback to help us grow and improve. We’re here to make live arts events more accessible, even if they’re recorded, and to stay connected, even if we’re at a distance. Thank you for holding the space with us until we can gather together again at the theatre.