A Royal Exchange Theatre Production
- 13 September 2019 - 19 October 2019
- The Theatre
“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”
The war is over, the victory complete. But for Macbeth, the triumphant forces’ most fearsome warrior, the battle for the throne is only just beginning – and she’ll stop at nothing to take the crown.
Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy is also his most chilling thriller - an action-packed, edge-of-the-seat psychological fable that crackles with life – and the constant threat of death. Following their collaboration on GROUNDED, Lucy Ellinson takes the title role in director Christopher Haydon’s highly-charged production, which explores what happens, when in a split-second you decide to act upon your deepest, darkest ambition.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A CONTENT WARNING FOR MACBETH.
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The parts of Bloody Sergeant / Murderer will be played by Oliver Devoti who is making his first appearance for the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Other theatre credits include: WHAT I FELT WHILST UNDER YOU (Wonderhouse Theatre); BURNLEY BUGGER’S BALL (Inkbrew Productions); I FORGOT YOUR NAME, TAKE BACK: TOGETHERNESS, CAPITAL: INVESTMENT (Take Back Theatre); THE ODDITY (Out of Nowhere Theatre); ONE HAND CLAPPING (59E59 Theater NY & UK Tour); THE GREEN QUILT (Theatre 503); OUR AJAX (Southwark Playhouse); TOMORROW, APPOINTMENT (Box of Tricks); SHERICA (Library Theatre); SHERICA (Shred Productions/24:7 festival). Film credits include: LILY, PETERLOO, MR HOLMES, THE MONUMENTS MEN. Television credits include: GAME OF THRONES, BODYGUARD, SWEARY BABY, DOCTORS, HOLLYOAKS. Oliver is a former infantry soldier and regularly runs Military Theatre Workshops with leading theatres and drama schools including: the Royal Exchange Theatre, National Theatre and Out of Joint.
- Event Information
VENUE: The Theatre
PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 13 September - Saturday 19 October 2019
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm
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RUNNING TIME: 2 hours and 55 minutes, which includes 1 interval of 20 minutes
PLEASE NOTE: There is a content warning for MACBETH. Please click here for more details.
BOOK TICKETS: Book Online or call the Box Office on 0161 833 9833
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- Creative Team
PLAYWRIGHT William Shakespeare
DIRECTOR Christopher Haydon
DESIGNER Oli Townsend
LIGHTING DESIGNER Colin Grenfell
SOUND DESIGNER Elena Peña
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Lucy Hind
DRAMATURG Bridget Escolme
ASSOCIATE SOUND DESIGNER Dan Steele
FIGHT DIRECTOR Yarit Dor
VOCAL COACH Michael Corbidge
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Hannah Sands
CASTING DIRECTORS Jerry Knight-Smith CDG & Vicky Richardson CDG
- Related Events
Monday 14 October, following 7.30pm show.
No need to book tickets for the discussion.
Book tickets to the performance
Pre-show introduction to the play, led from the stage and featuring company members.
Thursday 26 September and Thursday 3 October, 10.30am - 12 noon. Tickets £6 / Concessions £4
Book Tickets: 0161 833 9833 or online: 26 September / 3 October
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- Accessible Performances
If you require our BSL, Audio Described or Captioned services, please book directly with Box Office. This is because there are often specific seats, which are held for each show to ensure you have the best experience possible.
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RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 1 October, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS
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PLEASE NOTE - if a performance is marked as SOLD OUT online there may still be access seats available so please contact Box Office.
Porter / Lady Macduff
Bloody Sergeant / Murderer
Donalbain / Murderer
Duncan / Doctor
Fleance / Young Siward
AYANDA (YANDASS) NDLOVU
Banquo / Old Siward
"Christopher Haydon's visceral production pulls out all the stops to assualt the senses. Ellinson... pulls off some spectacular performative gear changes" Christ Bartlett, The Stage
"Ellinson's Macbeth is intelligent and thoughtful" David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide
"Ellinson is mesmerising" Emma Yates-Badley, Northern Soul
"Ellinson's tormenetd, consumed Macbeth is riveting... the production is crammed with twisted surprises" Sam Marlowe, The Times
"Ellinson’s Macbeth rises to the challenge of depicting a multi-faceted, contradictory and conflicted warrior in a chaotic world. Her Macbeth is equally wilful and fragile, passionate and detached, grief ridden and unrepentant. It’s a standout performance, equally matched by Ony Uhiara’s brilliant Lady Macbeth, whose intoxication with power is played convincingly and tenaciously." Shamima Noor, A Younger Theatre