East London Shakespeare Company - Macbeth

Help us to create a powerful production of Macbeth

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On 31st Oct 2016 we successfully raised £495 with 12 supporters in 28 days

ELSC - Macbeth

For the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the East London Shakespeare Company, is preparing a new production of Macbeth. We will be opening the 21st of November till the 26th of November.


Since the inception of this company, our work in schools and stage productions had the aim of attracting people who have never had the chance to enjoy a Shakepearean play. So for us it is imperative that this production allows our audience to dive in into a world of beautiful poetry and storytelling.

We have a profound love for Shakespeare and we want to share this passion creating a very powerful and raw production that the audience can relate to.

We are asking for your help to ensure this production can be enjoyed in the way we aim.

In particular we are raising funds for the hiring of the theatre and the rehearsal space and for the costumes. We have an amazing costume designer and we would love to give her the chance to realize her ideas.

We can guarantee that all the fund we will raise will go toward the realization of our project.

East London Shakespeare Company

Established in 2012, East London Shakespeare Company is a young and vibrant theatre company in the heart of East London Stratford specializing in the unique works of William Shakespeare.


Our Work is very much about empowering young actors, young people and anyone with an ambition and a vision.

Our School Workshops in East London also help pupils to really understand the text through creative reading and performances, while also establish a connection with the great topics of the Shakespeaean plays, still so alive and actual in our modern society.

Jesse Ayertey - Founder


Born in Ghana, Jesse grew up in Accra with his mother and 2 siblings. He moved to London to pursue a career in Acting. Wanting to have an active role in his career, he decided to start up the East London Shakespeare Company in 2012. 

ELSC first ever production was a site specific version of Othello set in a mall. Jesse later directed the stage version performed at the Ectetera.  He later went on to act and direct in Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Vernice respectively.

Jesse's vision has always been to give young actors opportunities to perform and enhance their skills. Having worked closely with Arlindo peti, the General manger and close friend, he has been able to use his influence to help and support other young people.

Stefano Reali - Director


Born in Italy, Stefano graduated at the "Teatro Carcano" Drama School in Milan.

He worked as an actor, until he moved to Rome and had the chance to be assistant director on the production of "Ho perso la faccia" with award winning actor Carlo Delle Piane. 

His first production as director was a classical version of Oliver Goldsmith's "She stoop to conquer" that was a sold out in Milan.

He joined the East London Shakespeare Company after moving to London 5 years ago.

This will be his debut as a director for the ELSC.

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