Theatre In The Forest At Sutton Hoo


2021 will mark the beginning of a new, breathtaking chapter for Red Rose Chain’s annual summer Shakespeare event, Theatre in the Forest, in partnership with the National Trust at Sutton Hoo.

After seven wonderful years at Jimmy’s Farm, Red Rose Chain are moving back to Theatre in the Forest’s roots and taking up a residency at one of the most stunning and atmospheric sites in the country, Sutton Hoo.  The first year will reflect the spirit of this wonderful historic place with an epic production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Red Rose Chain has been awarded funding from Arts Council England’s Cultural Recovery Fund to develop an exciting new outdoor theatrical event that will welcome back audiences to join in a thrilling and emotional experience together while safely social distancing. Access to the site is excellent and as always, accommodating a richly diverse audience, will be prioritised.

Macbeth has it all and moves from triumph to tragedy with spellbinding pace, witchcraft, energy and excitement. The welcome will be as warm as ever and we promise world-class performances, music, dance, comedy and as the sun sets on the Deben Valley, an emotional experience that no one will ever forget…. this “by the grace of Grace, we will perform in measure, Time and place.” We can’t wait to see you there.

Red Rose Chain Artistic Director, Joanna Carrick

Red Rose Chain is appealing to their loyal audience members to buy tickets as soon as possible to support them and their work in the community at this critical time and celebrate the return of live theatre with this exciting new chapter for Theatre in the Forest.

The residency for Theatre in the Forest at Sutton Hoo marks the start of a new and exciting chapter in our work to bring unique experiences to our visitors. Red Rose Chain have a reputation for really innovative and unusual productions and we cannot wait to see them bring Macbeth to Sutton Hoo next summer. Along with so many businesses and organisations, this year has marked some incredibly difficult times for the arts, heritage and culture sectors across the country, and so we are particularly pleased to be able to work together and start to plan ahead for next year knowing that Sutton Hoo regulars and new audiences will have something really special to look forward to.

Allison Girling, Property Operations Manager for Sutton Hoo

MACBETH by William Shakespeare

from 28th July to 21st August 2021

Tickets are now on sale at or box office on 01473 603 388

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