Performed from Tue 17 — Sat 21 Mar

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By William Shakespeare

A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Derby Theatre production

Shakespeare’s darkest and spookiest thriller

Battles. Murder. Ghosts. And desire…

Three witches on a heath have a disturbing prophecy for a victorious warrior. Macbeth will be king of Scotland. As this wicked seed is planted, daring Macbeth and his determined wife Lady Macbeth draw bloody draggers and set out on a fateful path.
But seizing the crown comes at a terrible price, as guilt grows, enemies draw close and the fight for survival hurtles towards a tragic conclusion…

This epic and intensely terrifying period version of Shakespeare’s most regal and timeless classic warns of the effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.

Directed by Douglas Rintoul, following his acclaimed productions of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and UK tour of ‘The Crucible’ – “serious theatre, seriously done” (The Stage) – and after this Summer’s highlight adaptation of ‘As You Like It’: a Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch partnership with the National Theatre.

Age guidance: 13+

Cast & Creatives

Douglas Rintol — Director

Ruari Murchison — Designer

Daniella Beattie — Lighting Designer

Paul Falconer — Sound Designer



Bethan Clark — Fight Director



Mathew Russell — Executive Producer

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