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Film company takes Shakespeare's Macbeth to the streets

We're all familiar with Shakespeare, and his works from the 16th century.

Now a film company in Northamptonshire has given one of his tragedies a modern twist and taken it to the streets.

It's a re-work of Macbeth, but not as you know it.

Some of the set is inside an empty department store in the town. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The film should be ready for the big screen by Autumn - any profits going towards future projects.

The cast and crew are a mixture of professionals and volunteers.

The project, run by 'Screen Northants' aims to get people from different backgrounds into the creative industries.

There are roles in front and behind the camera and any profits will go back into future film projects.

When I was growing up, I kind of thought that I couldn't do anything really big with my life in Northamptonshire and I thought that was a huge shame and it's not true.

So, Screen Northants is about trying to show people that you can come and you can work in movies in your home county.

– Becky Adams, Director at 'Screen Northants'
This version of Shakespeare's play is shot on the streets of Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia