Online Resources

Our exciting and engaging resources are specially designed to support and enhance students’ understanding of our productions.

Our extensive set of resources for Lord of the Flies (2023) and Macbeth is below, suitable for KS4 students, or check out our archive of resources from past shows.

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Macbeth

Follow the story of the Design Process, as created by Designer Hayley Grindle and Resident Designer Warda Abbasi.

Suitable for: KS4 English, Drama and Art and Design

View the Macbeth Digital Designer’s Sketchbook here.

Download the Macbeth Digital Designer’s Sketchbook PDF here.

To view the ALT text in the sketchbook, please download the PDF document and open in Adobe or Adobe Reader.

Designs and sketches by Set & Costume Designer Hayley Grindle.

A series of short ‘lectures’ from Director Amy Leach, Set & Costume Designer Hayley Grindle, and Associate Professor from the University of Leeds Dr. Brett Greatley-Hirsch, looking at social, historical, and literary contexts of Macbeth.  

Suitable for: KS4 English and Drama

Filmed education resources by Sodium Films 

From the rehearsal room of the 2022 production, get a look at two different interpretations of Act 1, Scene VII and the various ways in which Shakespeare’s language can be understood. With Jessica Baglow (Lady Macbeth) and Tachia Newall (Macbeth).

Suitable for: KS4 English and Drama  

Filmed education resources by Sodium Films 

Presented by the actors playing the central characters from the 2022 production, this short series explores the meanings behind some of the crucial lines from the play. With Jessica Baglow (Lady Macbeth), Shahbaaz Khan (Malcolm) and Gabriel Paul (Banquo).

Suitable for: KS4 English 

Filmed education resources by Sodium Films 

Get access to some of the key scenes of the 2022 production filmed from the stage to refer back to in your classroom. 

Suitable for: KS4 English and Drama 

Filmed education resources by Sodium Films 

Once you have watched the filmed resources above, you could discuss some of the following questions as a class:

  • Do you think the witches can predict the future? Would the events of the play still have happened without them?
  • What decisions could you make about staging the play (perhaps thinking about when and where it was set) to ensure the witches still had an impact on a modern audience?
  • Who do you think is to blame for what happens in the play? Did your opinion change after seeing the production at Leeds Playhouse?
  • How does the Playhouse production emphasise or heighten the eerie nature of the play? What effects had the most impact?
  • Why do you think Shakespeare wrote Macbeth? Is there a message for the audience, and if so, what is it?

Lord of the Flies (2023)

Suitable for: KS4 English, Drama and Art and Design

Follow the story of the Design Process, as created by Set & Costume Designer, Max Johns.

View the Digital Designer’s Sketchbook here.

To view the ALT text in the sketchbook, please download the PDF document below, and open in Adobe or Adobe Reader.

Resource created by the Playhouse Education Team, designed by Graphic Design Officer Beata Pejka.
With thanks to Anna Duffield and the JMK Resident Assistant Director at Leeds Playhouse, Zoe Lack.
Designs and renders by Set and Costume Designer Max Johns.

A series of short ‘lectures’ from Director Amy Leach, Set & Costume Designer Max Johns, and Fight Director Kate Waters, looking at the social, historical, and literary contexts of Lord of the Flies.  

Suitable for: KS4 English and Drama 

Language analysis with Jason Connor (Piggy), Patrick Dineen (Jack) and Sade Malone (Ralph)

Suitable for: KS4 English and Drama 

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