Something wicked this way comes…
An exhilarating tale of revenge and power – the RSC’s Macbeth comes to the Barbican from October 2018. Marking her triumphant return to the venue following The Alchemist in 2016, Polly Findlay’s atmospheric production stars Christopher Eccleston in the titular role. This contemporary version of Shakespeare’s renowned psychological thriller is “one for horror film fans” (The Stage) – a chilling tour de force.
Please note: Christopher Eccleston will not play Macbeth on 18th October at 1.30pm. The role of Macbeth at this performance will be played by Paul Dodds.
Christopher Eccleston makes his RSC debut in the title role. Eccleston is a TV favourite best known for ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Heroes’ and ‘The Leftovers’. His stage credits include Antigone (National Theatre) and Bent (National Theatre). He appears alongside Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth and Edward Bennett as Macduff. Cusack’s extensive list of theatre credits includes, Othello (RSC/Barbican), Romeo and Juliet (RSC/Barbican), His Dark Materials (National Theatre) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Apollo Theatre). Bennett’s theatre work includes roles in One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre) and Photograph 51 (Noel Coward Theatre).
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. One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies – Macbeth or ‘The Scottish Play’ is an epic tale not to be missed.
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