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A Royal Exchange Theatre Production

Macbeth

  • By William Shakespeare. Directed by Christopher Haydon.
  • 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.

    TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £19. Half Price Previews - Saturday 14 September, Monday 16 September and Tuesday 17 September, all at 7.30pm.
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    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
  • POST-SHOW DISCUSSION 
    Monday 14 October, following 7.30pm show. 
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    INTRODUCING...
    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
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    MEMBERS Q&A
    Join the cast of MACBETH in a Q&A

    Friday 11 October, 12.30pm - 1.30pm 
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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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    AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 12 October, 2.30pm

    BSL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 2 October, 7.30pm

    CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 5 October, 2.30pm and 7.30pm 

    RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 1 October, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS

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  • Ross

    DAON BRONI

    Witch

    BRYONY DAVIES

    Porter / Lady Macduff

    RACHEL DENNING

    Bloody Sergeant / Murderer

    OLIVER DEVOTI

    Macbeth

    LUCY ELLINSON

    Malcolm

    DAVID HARTLEY

    Macduff

    PAUL HICKEY

    Donalbain / Murderer

    ADAM KARIM

    Duncan / Doctor

    ALEXANDRA MATHIE

    Witch

    NICOLA MAY-TAYLOR

    Witch

    CHARLOTTE MERRIAM

    Fleance / Young Siward

    AYANDA (YANDASS) NDLOVU

    Banquo / Old Siward

    THEO OGUNDIPE

    Lennox

    NIMA TALEGHANI

    Lady Macbeth

    ONY UHIARA

    Macduff's Son

    JAMES DARBYSHIRE

    Macduff's Son

    MAX SHAW

    Macduff's Son

    EWAN WILSON

  • "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

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