Macbeth

Macbeth web 1
Show Information
Shows from:
Shows to:
Thu 2 October 2014
Sat 18 October 2014
Duration:
Approximate running time 2hrs 35mins including interval
Price:
£25 – £10 & discounts
Venue:
Mercury Main Theatre

In the words of Lady Macbeth, “screw your courage to the sticking-place” and witness one of Shakespeare’s most gripping tragedies.

Macbeth is the ultimate exploration of political ambition. Raw greed for power and the extraordinary lengths to which one couple will go to secure their place in history are brought chillingly to life at the Mercury this Autumn in a brand new production directed by the Mercury’s Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd.

Cut through the pageantry and sweep aside the supernatural and what you’re left with is a terrifying picture of a world in which the future of a nation, indeed the very humanity of the man and woman at the heart of the unfolding political storm, hang on the fate of a single child. Will no one step forward to protect the innocent?

After all, what’s the point of winning power today only to lose it … tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow?

This production of Macbeth is a modern staging of the traditional text. Read more about Daniel’s interpretation of the text at Exeunt Magazine.

Read an interview with Nicholas Bailey, playing Macduff. Find out which part he played at school, and whether he can stop himself from saying those lines on stage!

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Nicholas Bailey

Macduff

Gareth Bennett Ryan HEADSHOT 1

Gareth Bennett-Ryan

Donalbain

Noa Bodner HEADSHOT 1

Noa Bodner

Murderer

David Carr 1

David Carr

Young Seyward

Rachel Donovan HEADSHOT 1

Rachel Donovan

Witch 3

Esther Hall HEADSHOT 1

Esther Hall

Seyton

Stuart Laing HEADSHOT 1

Stuart Laing

Ross

Simon Ludders HEADSHOT 1

Simon Ludders

Witch 2

Gary Mackay HEADSHOT 1

Gary Mackay

Gentlewoman

James Marlowe 1

James Marlowe

Lady Macbeth

Christopher Price HEADSHOT 1

Christopher Price

Macbeth

Georgina Sutton HEADSHOT 1

Georgina Sutton

Banquo

Moray Treadwell HEADSHOT 1

Moray Treadwell

Lennox

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Malcolm

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Lord

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Sergeant

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Porter

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Murderer

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Menteth

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Witch 1

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Lady Macduff

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Duncan

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Old Man

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Doctor

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