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Macbeth

Part of Ambitious Fiends

  • 2018/Winter/Macbeth

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Saturday 15 December, 2.00pm 
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Friday 18 January, 7.30pm
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Thursday 13 December, 7.30pm
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Thursday 31 January, 7.30pm
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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Writer
William Shakespeare

The Company
To include: 

Catrin Aaron
Lennox

Philip Cumbus
Banquo

Marc Elliott
Ross

Robert Hastie
Director

Joseph Marcell
Duncan / Porter

Peter McKintosh
Designer

Anna-Maria Nabirye
Macduff

Paul Ready
Macbeth

Kirsty Rider
Lady Macduff

Michelle Terry
Lady Macbeth

Philippine Velge
Donalbain

Kit Young
Malcolm

Robert Hastie 

Director

Peter McKintosh

Designer

fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood;

Act I, scene 5

Synopsis


Returning as heroes from the battlefield, Macbeth and Banquo encounter three witches who prophesy that Macbeth will become King of Scotland. When Lady Macbeth learns of this, she compels her husband to murder King Duncan, unleashing a brutal cycle of bloodshed, paranoia and guilt, as the couple do whatever is needed to cling to the crown.

Background


Macbeth is a timely reminder of the destruction that can result from the quest for power, and an examination of the evil forces that can take root in the imagination of a tyrant. The flickering candlelight of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse provides the perfect setting for Shakespeare’s unsettling variation on the theme of the Faustian pact.

Ambitious Fiends


In our first festival of the season, we will explore early modern and modern responses to the themes of power and corruption.

Ambitious Fiends runs November 2018 – February 2019 and includes Macbeth, Doctor Faustus, Dark Night of the Soul and Ralegh: The Treason Trial

Introductory Talk


Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks before the performance.

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
£8 (£6 Members / Students)

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 6.00pm
Tuesday 22 January 2019, 6.00pm

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