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by William Shakespeare
Ticket prices: £6 - £29.5
Thu 13 Jan 2005 - Sat 5 Mar 2005

"The Most Powerful, chilling, evil - feeling Macbeth since McKellen and Dench"

The Times


Shakespeare's Macbeth explores the darkest depths of human aspiration. Driven by an insatiable hunger for power, posterity and certainty, Macbeth and his wife commit a murder and set in motion the inevitable unraveling of their own humanity.


As the tragedy unfolds and the horrors increase, Macbeth descends into a solitary hell of his own making, powerless, childless and hopeless.


Simon Russell Beale's other theatre credits include the title role in John Caird's production of Hamlet for which he won the Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards.  He appeared in Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night at the Donmar, for both of which he won the Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards for Best Actor, and Jumpers at the National Theatre and on Broadway.


Emma Fielding's theatre credits include Private Lives on Broadway and in London's West End, Imogen in Cymbeline and Isabella in Measure for Measure in 2003 for the RSC.


Director: John Caird

Design and Costumes: Christopher Oram

Lighting: Neil Austin

Sound: John Leonard


Cast Includes:

Macbeth: Simon Russell Beale

Lady Macbeth: Emma Fielding

Tom Burke, Silas Carson, Billy Carter, Lewis Crutch, , Ann Firbank, William Gaunt, Paul Higgins, Kaira Kalifornia, Ben Lambert, Rena Lutla, Tom McKay, Africa Nile, Sara Powell, Stuart Rennie,  John Rogan,  Greg Sheffield, Richard Stacey, Jane Thorne, Flora Turner, Annella West, Janet Whiteside

Arts Council England ASP Group