Macbeth


Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.
Macbeth at Royal Shakespeare Company

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Started: Monday 15 October 2018
Closes: Friday 18 January 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Christopher Eccleston makes his RSC debut in the title role of Shakespeare's psychological thriller, opposite Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth and with Edward Bennett as Macduff.


Polly Findlay's contemporary production of this dark tragedy of power and revenge marks her return to the Barbican following her stunning staging of The Alchemist in 2016.


Synopsis


Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath.


Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.


Christopher Eccleston makes his RSC debut in the title role of Shakespeare's psychological thriller, opposite Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth and with Edward Bennett as Macduff.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 15 October 2018

Press night:Tuesday 23 October 2018

Closes:Friday 18 January 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:
From £13

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Access information


Audio‑described and captioned performance: 14 Nov

Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Rupert Cross
Director: Polly Findlay
Designer: Fly Davis
Lighting: Lizzie Powell
Sound: Christopher Shutt
Visual effects: Chris Fisher (illusions)
Fight director: Kate Waters
Movement: Aline David
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company

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