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 actors... Read more
Macbeth - 2018, Olivier Theatre, National
Sleep no more...
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris.
Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
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