Production images of Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff in the National Theatre’s production of Macbeth have been released. Kinnear stars in the title role alongside Duff who plays Lady Macbeth, with a cast that also includes Trevor Fox, Kevin Harvey, Nadia Albina, Parth Thakerar and Patrick O'Kane. Rufus Norris’ production opens in the Olivier Theatre tomorrow evening, and runs until 23rd June. The production has set design by Rae Smith, costumes by Moritz Junge, lighting by James Farncombe and sound design by Paul Arditti.
Macbeth is always a date with destiny, in every sense. Like the other great (usually male) Shakespearean roles like Hamlet, Prospero and King Lear, it's one that classical actors progress inexorably towards (Othello used to be on this list, too, but it can rightly no longer be played by white actors since his race is so clearly specified, leaving the path open only for great black classical... Read more