Shakespeare’s thrilling tale of ambition, guilt and murder
‘It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood’
Over 400 years after it was written, Shakespeare’s dark depiction of ambition, guilt and murder continues to send a shiver down the spine.
Macbeth’s sword is still wet with blood when he returns victorious from battle, a loyal servant to his King and a hero amongst his comrades. But when three weird sisters cross his path with mysterious prophecies, Shakespeare’s fearsome tragic hero comes face to face with his most fierce opponent yet – his destiny.
Swayed by promises of greatness and the demands of a power-hungry wife, Macbeth swathes his way to power – and moral decay.
Rooted in the Irish landscape at the time of Cromwell, this muscular new production from director Jimmy Fay (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Playboy of the Western World, Ages of the Moon) lays bare the darkest side of human nature.
Macbeth continues our commitment to presenting the work of William Shakespeare and follows our productions of Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors. We are delighted that Aidan Kelly will play Macbeth and Eileen Walsh will play Lady Macbeth in this thrilling new production.
Wednesday 7 April – Saturday 15 May
Previews Tuesday 30, Wednesday 31 March, Thursday 1, Saturday 3, Tuesday 6 April
Monday – Saturday evening 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
Dusthouse produced trailer created for the Royal Shakespeare Company for the first new production in the newly regenerated Royal Shakespeare Theatre. 'MACBETH' is directed by RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd. It's going to be freakin' great.
Director. Chris McGill for Dusthouse
Original Score. Craig Armstrong
DP. Maxwell White
Camera. Edit Tim Baxter
Sound Design. Spesh for Lophonics.
With thanks to Playbox Theatre, Tony Manthe, Juliet Mary McGill and all @ The Book, Zoe Osbourne, Michael Boyd, Jon Slinger and all @ RSC.
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A 20-year-old Orson Welles directed this all-black version of "Macbeth" in 1936. Welles set the play in 19th-century Haiti. The production was held at the Lafayette Theatre by the Federal Theater Project's Negro Unit. It opened on April 14, 1936. More than 10,000 people crowded the street outside the theater on Seventh Avenue, near 131st Street, for 10 blocks, snarling traffic for hours.
Shakespeare's horrifying classic set in the South at the end of the Civil War. Macbeth is a Northern General who has fallen in love and married the Southern Belle, Lady Macbeth. The witches are their newly freed African Slaves. An original adaptation directed by Justin Emeka.
Set designed by Michael Grube. Costumes by Chris Flaharty. Lights and sound by Richard Morris, Jr. Choreography by Lakai Worell.
Performance produced and presented at Oberlin College October 2010.