Plot overview

Macbeth is a spooky horror story set in Scotland. There are gory bits. There are witches and spooky visions. Macbeth and his wife commit so many horrible crimes that towards the end even Lady Macbeth goes mad with the horror of it all. What was it all for? The couple were power hungry and happy to kill their friends and family to fulfil their ambition to become royalty.

Did you know? King James I was on the throne when Shakespeare wrote Macbeth. He was Scottish, so perhaps Shakespeare wrote a play about Scottish kings to please him.


  • Three Witches predict great things for Macbeth.
  • Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill King Duncan to get the throne.
  • Macbeth kills King Duncan and becomes King of Scotland.
  • Macbeth has his best friend, Banquo, murdered.
  • Macbeth begins to think that he’s invincible.
  • Lady Macbeth commits suicide.
  • There is a battle and Macduff decapitates Macbeth.