Intense – Shakespeare – Rhyme
By: Elsa Helin & Joel Grimm (swe)
Duration: 4 hours
Number of players: 7-13, alt. 7-26


The Larp Macbeth is an adaptation of Shakespeares darkest and most powerful play. All participants will be given a character and as a starting point we will use the lines from the play. Some characters will be played by more than one participant. In five acts we re-create the story about the destruction that follows when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power.

We use drama techniques, tape, light and sound to intensify our experience. As a symbol for blood and death we use water.

The game will be played in Swedish.

Yet do I fear thy nature;
It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness
To catch the nearest way.

—Lady Macbeth

Download Macbeth in Swedish.

Joel and Elsa has been part of the Swedish larp scene for over 20 years and participated in many different interactive projects. They have both worked with Shakespeare and adaptations before. Joel did the very appreciated adaptation of David Lynch’s Mullholland Drive, and Elsa have done Shakespeare’s King Lear.