Friday 22nd March 1:00pm
Torre Abbey – The Spanish Barn
‘An epic, imaginative voyage.’ – Time Out
A captivating film created before your eyes. Featuring live music, hand drawn puppets and cinematic projection, Shakespeare’s tragedy is brought to life as you’ve never seen it before. Following their critically acclaimed Odyssey, The Paper Cinema re-imagine Macbeth as a cautionary tale for our times. Expect menacing storms, epic battles, murder and betrayal!
The performance will be followed by a Q&A with The Paper Cinema to discuss their creative process.
Recommended for ages 14+
Running time: 75 minutes
The Spanish Barn
Built over 800 years ago, Torre Abbey’s atmospheric tithe barn was originally used to store taxes paid to the abbey in the form of grain, hay and other farm produce. The Spanish Barn, adjacent to the house, is so named because it played an important role housing 397 prisoners from the Spanish Armada. The prisoners were taken from the only galleon captured during the conflict – the Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
One of the captured crew was a disguised woman who had been smuggled aboard to be with her husband. Over the years there have been multiple sightings of her ghost – The Spanish Lady – drifting around the barn in search of a loved one.
Small vehicles can drop passengers and blue badge-holders outside The Spanish Barn. There are also four blue badge parking spaces available. The venue is accessible for wheelchair users and people with mobility scooters, pushchairs and buggies.
Torre Abbey has accessible toilets.
Use of cameras, recording equipment and mobile telephones is strictly prohibited during the performance.
From the seafront, both Rathmore Road and Belgrave Road take you to Chestnut Avenue for Torre Abbey parking. To find the carpark, drive into the Riviera International Conference Centre and follow signs around to the back (by the tennis courts).