Macbeth - New Wolsey Theatre


Performed from Tue 17 — Sat 21 Oct

English Touring Theatre

English Touring Theatre

The dark silhouette of a bust sits on a red background, dripping at the bottom as if it has been sprayed with graffiti paint. The silhouette of a crown floats above the head, slightly on an angle and detached from the person. Jagged white text in the chest of the silhouette reads 'Macbeth.'

A visceral and contemporary new production that speaks to a world we find ourselves living in now, directed by Richard Twyman.

A struggling and divided nation, tearing itself apart. So when the Macbeths see their chance at the crown, why shouldn't they take it?

But things don’t go according to plan. Dreams quickly turn to nightmares, humanity erodes, nature stirs. As society strives to make sense of the darkness that sits inside it, how long will it take for people to fight back against the endless cycle of violence and corruption?

Age guidance 12+.

This production contains moments of violence, death, and references to child loss, murder, and suicide.

An ETT, Northern Stage, Shakespeare North Playhouse & Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg production.

Cast & Creatives

Lola Aluko — Lennox

Jasmine Elcock — Malcolm

Laura Elsworthy — Lady Macbeth

Brian Lonsdale — Banquo

Mike Noble — Macbeth

Guy Rhys — Macduff

Coral Sinclair — Lady Macduff

Ross Waiton — Duncan

Leo Wan — Ross

Basia Bińkowska — Designer

David Colvin — Music Consultant

Tingying Dong — Sound Designer

Will Duke — Projection Designer

Lotte Hines — Casting Director

Kevin McCurdy — Fight Director

Azusa Ono — Lighting Designer

Elinor Randle — Movement Director

Richard Twyman — Director

Richard is a director from Aberdeen. He is the Artistic Director & CEO of English Touring Theatre. Prior to ETT he was Associate Director (International) at the Royal Court. As a director and dramaturg he has made work for theatres all over the UK and Internationally including; Japan, China, India, UAE and US.

Rachael Walsh — Associate Director

Emma Whipday — Academic Consultant & Additional Text

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