Mmmbeth by Allison Williams - Theatrefolk

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Mmmbeth

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Mmmbeth

by Allison Williams

An hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play! Updated Version.

 About 45 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 10
5W | 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable


Simple Set


 43 pages

Comedy Classical Adaptation Shakespeare

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A hilarious gender-bending take on the Scottish play!

Everything goes wrong. The witches take over the storytelling, Queen Duncan would rather open a donut franchise than die, Lady M's a bloodthirsty June Cleaver, and the murderers are preoccupied with creating a commercial for their services.

Premiered at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival!

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Awards and Accolades

  • Outstanding Production, 2008 Sears Drama Festival, Georgian Bay District
10 Characters
5W, 5 Any Gender, Easily Expandable
MMMBETH [A] 80 lines
Easily frustrated Thane of Cawdor. One Monologue.
LADY MMMBETH [W] 66 lines
A gentle housewife… at first. Two Monologues.
BANQUO [A] 31 lines
Mmmbeth’s best friend. Thinks something’s rotten in the State of Scotland.
MACDUFF / SON OF MACDUFF [A] 37, 10 lines
Knows something’s rotten in the State of Scotland / Played by MacDuff
QUEEN DUNCAN [W] 19 lines
Brilliant, misunderstood, and refuses to die.
DAPHNE / DOCTOR [W] 53, 8 lines
The smart witch / Played by Daphne
DORIS / GENTLEWOMAN [W] 42, 3 lines
The sly witch / Played by Doris
TWIT / GENTLEWOMAN [W] 55, 2 lines
The dumb witch / Played by Twit
MURDERER ONE / SOLDIER [A] 31, 9 lines
Eager to help dispose of inconvenient obstacles to the throne, like heirs and suspicious thanes. / Behind the door when the brains were passed out.
HECATE / MURDERER TWO / SOLDIER [A] 11, 34, 8 lines
Big Mama Hecate, head of the witches and a blues queen. / Eager to help dispose of inconvenient obstacles to the throne, like heirs and suspicious thanes. One Monologue. / Behind the door when the brains were passed out.
MARATHON RUNNERS
Played by the cast.

Prop List

letter, sign, big knife, sword, Magic 8-Ball, stuffed dog, axe or sledgehammer, chainsaw, bloody leg, big plate of cookies, frying pans, box of donuts, donut, potted plant, field hockey stick or tennis racket

Production Photos

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