The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced a number of productions set to transfer to London from Straford-upon-Avon later this year, including Macbeth starring Christopher Eccleston. Set to open at the RSC next week, Polly Findlay’s production of Macbeth stars Eccleston, Nimah Cusack as Lady Macbeth and Edward Bennett as Macduff, with all three returning to the contemporary production when it runs at the Barbican Theatre in October.
The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican this autumn with a contemporary London Season comprising three of the playwright’s most loved titles: Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Polly Findlay directs Christopher Eccleston in his RSC debut as Macbeth, with Niamh Cusack re-joining the Company as Lady Macbeth in a thrillingly dark production.
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.
Polly Findlay’s contemporary production of Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut as Macbeth and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company as Lady Macbeth.
Macbeth: 15 OCTOBER 2018 - 18 JANUARY 2019
Photos by Richard Davenport