The National Theatre will tour Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy, Macbeth, this autumn following a sell-out run on the Southbank.
This epic and visually daring production will embark on an 18-venue tour of the UK and Ireland, opening at The Lowry, Salford in October.
Sleep no more…The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Directed by NT artistic director, Rufus Norris, (Cabaret, London Road), and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House), this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.
Rufus Norris said: “I’m delighted that Macbeth will be touring the UK and Ireland following its run in the Olivier Theatre.
“We’re really excited by what is coming out of the rehearsal room and it’s particularly rewarding to be able to take this brilliant play to so many towns and cities.
“We fully intend to give audiences a fresh and dynamic view of this timeless classic.”
Casting to be announced.
The Lowry, Salford, 29 September – 6 October Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 16 – 20 October Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 23 – 27 October Theatre Royal, Norwich, 30 October – 3 November His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, 7 – 10 November Theatre Royal, Newcastle, 13 – 17 November Lyceum, Sheffield, 20 – 24 November Theatre Royal, Bath, 27 November – 8 December.
New Theatre, Oxford, 8 – 12 January Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, 15 – 19 January Theatre Royal, Nottingham, 22 – 26 January New Theatre, Hull, 5 – 9 February Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, 12 – 16 February Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 19 – 23 February Mayflower, Southampton, 26 February – 2 March Grand Opera House, Belfast, 5 – 9 March Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, 12 – 16 March Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 19 – 23 March.
Trailer with London cast of Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff as the Macbeths.