Friday 03 May 2024 – Stratford Literary Festival

Date: Friday 03 May 2024 | 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 6YR

Val McDermid – Queen Macbeth: Darkland Tales

In the depths of 11th century Scotland, we meet Gruoch Ingen Boite, a granddaughter of the king, caught up in a web of vicious intrigue. Set against a dramatic highland backdrop, one of the country’s most beloved and bestselling crime writers weaves a tale of marriage and multiple murder, showing how one strong, charismatic woman, shaped by hard times, was able to survive – and thrive – amidst the endless plotting of a succession of ruthless and ambitious men. Overturning Shakespeare’s propaganda, she’ll introduce a new Lady Macbeth, bringing a schemer in the shadows out into the light and exposing the patriarchal prejudices of history.

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