Macbeth United

Foul is fair in Macbeth’s bid to be team captain! Witness one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays retold as never before by the mighty creative team of Michael Rosen and Tony Ross. Macbeth is twelve, a promising striker on the Shotfield football team with a burning desire to become team captain. His ruthless mum pushes him to do whatever it takes to shove the other players aside and get himself noticed by the football scouts. So when it comes to the big game, fair is foul and fouls are fair. But will Macbeth’s dirty tricks end in on-pitch tragedy?

  • A punchy tale of football, treachery and power games
  • Retells Shakespeare’s play in a dynamic modern style
  • A mix of football action, ghosts and political drama
  • Michael Rosen is a true legend of children’s writing

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    Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen is an author, poet and broadcaster, best known for classic books like We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. He was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009


    Michael won the Nestle Smarties prize for We’re Going On a Bear Hunt. He was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to Children’s literature in 1997, and was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.


    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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