Shakespeare's three witches became 32 in a school production of his famous Scottish play.

The Ensemble Theatre Company, made, up of girls from Year 7-10 at The Queen’s School, performed Macbeth at the City Road independent school.

Unlike the Royal Shakespeare Company there were no auditions and all girls who wanted to take part, were able to do so.

Girls from The Queens Schools Ensemble Theatre Company produced a spectacular version of Macbeth (left to right) Lily Piddington (11), Megi Ward (13), Zoe Thornton-Reid (14), Natasha Danby (11), Grace Atkins (14), Bella Band (13), Jasleen Sambhi (11), Felicity Hudson (14) and Katy Harrington (12)
Girls from The Queens Schools Ensemble Theatre Company produced a spectacular version of Macbeth (left to right) Lily Piddington (11), Megi Ward (13), Zoe Thornton-Reid (14), Natasha Danby (11), Grace Atkins (14), Bella Band (13), Jasleen Sambhi (11), Felicity Hudson (14) and Katy Harrington (12)
 

Director Josephine Band said: “It's  quite difficult to find plays with speaking parts for 54 girls. So, when it  came to thinking about what to do for this year's production with the lower years in the school, I had to be  inventive!

“There are 34 speaking parts in 'Macbeth' and I worked out that if I turned three witches into 32, I could accommodate all the wonderful talent we have at this school.”

“We called ourselves the 'Ensemble'  Theatre Group and this was truly an  ensemble effort. The standard was phenomenal. Every single girl worked to the best of her ability for the good of the piece - and the effect was electric. I am so proud of them.”

Megi Ward (13) as Lady Macduff, flanked by L to R, her child, Polly Reid (10), Murderer Grace Atkins (14) and Witch Bella Band (13)
Megi Ward (13) as Lady Macduff, flanked by L to R, her child, Polly Reid (10), Murderer Grace Atkins (14) and Witch Bella Band (13)