Macbeth

Real comedies.
Real musicals.
Real theatre.

Our shows for secondary are mostly based on well-known, literary classics and tend to be adapted musical comedies, performed by professional musical theatre actors. Our aim is to hold the interest of teenagers by offering quality theatre that both they and their teachers will enjoy, and which will keep the audience on the edge of their seats with excitement and laughter!

The full script of the show and a large variety of great, teacher-approved classroom activities can be downloaded on our website.

We bring our own light and sound equipment (3000 W). All we need is a 6 x 4 metre stage area with electrical supply.

The actors talk about Macbeth, our latest show

Check out the interviews with the cast

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Our shows

Macbeth

Joe Macbeth enjoys his simple life cooking (and singing) in his Italian restaurant, Paganini. But his over-ambitious wife, a mysterious fortune teller and the local mafia have other plans for Joe. This makes him nervous and, when he’s nervous he gets terribly itchy!

IPA mixes a Shakespearian Classic with a mad musical comedy to produce a deliciously entertaining creation suitable for all tastes!

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Availability 2016–17
Duration 60 minutes
Content Tenses: past, present and future. Vocabulary of food, emotions, likes and dislikes. Functions: expressing feelings, fears, love, hate and jealousy.
Setup time 75 minutes

Hitchcock

When Hitch, a young Hollywood director, is given the opportunity to make a film, he gets his favourite actors Casey Grunt, Grice Keeley and Eddie the Extra to help him come up with a good script. Will it be a thriller, a love story or a roller coaster ride through the wild ideas Alfie Hitch has in his head?

For IPA’s 20th anniversary we present a special, all singing, all dancing comedy musical, set in the world of Hollywood cinema in the 50s, in which you can enjoy all your favourite bits of Hitchcock’s most famous films: Psycho, Rear Window, Rope and Vertigo to name but a few!

Availability 2017–18
Duration 60 minutes
Format Large format musical
Content Vocabulary of fame and fortune, personal image, film and directing
Setup time 75 minutes

A Christmas Carol

Probably Charles Dickens’ most famous novel, A Christmas Carol tells the story of mean Mr. Scrooge. Once a happy and kind man, he has become pessimistic and miserly in his old age.

On Christmas Eve Mr. Scrooge is visited by three ghosts: the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. They show him all the bad things that he has done, all the bad things that he is doing and all the bad things that he will do if he does not repent and change his behaviour.

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Availability 2017–18
Duration 60 minutes
Format Large
Content Tenses: mostly present with past and future references. Vocabulary of work, family and Christmas. Possessives, ownership and greed. Functions: imperatives, giving advice, complaining, expressing preference, likes and dislikes.
Setup time 75 minutes

Previous shows for Secondary

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