Macbeth with James McAvoy at the Trafalgar Studios 1

James McAvoy stars in Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, directed by Jamie Lloyd and designed by Soutra Gilmour, at the Trafalgar Studios 1, opening 19 Feb 2013, following previews from 9 Feb - running to 27 April 2012.

Director, Jamie Lloyd said "I am thrilled to announce the first production for Trafalgar Transformed - a season of politically-charged power plays on the doorstep of Whitehall, accompanied by a festival of platform events, discussions and readings. We hope to welcome new and diverse audiences to the West End and I am very excited to engage with schools and other groups via a series of bespoke workshops and masterclasses.”

Jamie Lloyd’s production will see Shakespeare’s darkest tale play out in a dystopian Scotland brutalised by war. Under a toxic fog, Macbeth begins his tormented struggle for power fuelled by ambition and paranoia.

Jamie Lloyd Productions is a partnership with Jamie Lloyd and Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG).

James McAvoy was last on stage in 2009 in Three Days of Rain at the Apollo Theatre directed by Jamie Lloyd. Other stage credits include Breathing Corpses at the Royal Court, Privates on Parade at the Donmar Warehouse and Out in the Open at Hampstead Theatre. James’s film credits include X-Men: First Class, The Conspirator, Gnomeo and Juliet, The Last Station, Wanted, Atonement, Becoming Jane, Starter for Ten, The Last King of Scotland , The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Bright Young Things. McAvoy’s television credits include Shameless.

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