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Fixed Position Standing: £10 | Seated: £20 – £48
Premium Tickets: £62
Approx. 2 hrs 30 mins, including an interval
‘fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood;’
Act I, scene 5
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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.
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.
‘Hastie’s Macbeth fully, wonderfully gets the measure of the play’
‘Psychologically coherent and deliciously tenebrous’
‘The most potent theatrical moment of the year’
‘This Macbeth delivers a delicious bump in the night’
‘A startlingly good production that will really get into your head’
The Arts Desk
A ‘gorgeous shadow-painted production’
Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks before the performance.