‘Birnam Wood’ is an incomplete project begun in 2004, further developed in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
It is a creative response to William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ told by women.
To date I have used it as as a creative tool to work with the RSC, (through the RSC’s studio production development fund), undergraduate theatre and performance students, primary school children and a parks organisation in Southport. development fund. I hope to return to it and develop it further some day.
Performance works created under its banner were:
‘Beastly Beauties’ with the University of Birmingham and Kindle Theatre
‘The Hoarse Raven’ with Melton College and Operating Theatre
‘The Feast’ with the University of Salford
‘There To Meet With’ with Flashley Community Primary School, Stafford
‘A Scratch Showing’ with the Royal Shakespeare Company
‘Birnam Wood Comes to Hesketh Park’ a personal video essay experiment
‘The Session’ with the University of Manchester