Stars, hide your fires,
Let not light see my black and deep desires.
Following their acclaimed collaboration on Medea at the National Theatre, Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin present Shakespeare’s supernatural tragedy, featuring John Heffernan (BBC’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, the RSC’s Oppenheimer and the lead role in Edward II at the National Theatre) as Macbeth and Anna Maxwell Martin (the Almeida’s Measure For Measure, Cabaret in the West End and BAFTA-winning performances in Bleak House and Poppy Shakespeare).
When the prophecy of three witches proclaims that Macbeth is destined to become the King of Scotland, he and Lady Macbeth embark upon a murderous journey of power, treachery, paranoia, betrayal and suicide.
Beginning with Shakespeare’s text, the powerful and unsettling choreography weaves its way throughout the story, culminating in an unforgettable final act where words falter and finally give way.
Strobe lighting effects are used in this performance.
“Lucy Guerin’s disturbing choreography is unforgettable.”
The Independent on Medea
“Bold and visceral… a luminously intelligent performance by John Heffernan”
“A bold makeover – John Heffernan’s Macbeth speaks the verse with extraordinary intelligence”
“A fantastic ride, full of sound and fury – Heffernan is great”
“Stylish and daring”
“A viscerally exciting production – Anna Maxwell Martin is an alarmingly cool, svelte Lady Macbeth”
Direction Carrie Cracknell & Lucy Guerin
Design Lizzie Clachan
Costume Merle Hensel
Light Neil Austin
Sound David McSeveney
Ira Mandela Siobhan
Anna Maxwell Martin
Ana Beatriz Meireles
Macbeth at Birmingham Repertory Theatre is sponsored by
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The HOUSE is The REP’s largest auditorium, seating over 800 people. Wheelchair seating is available at the front and midway up on Row L.
Built on democratic principals with no circle or boxes and with a saucer shaped rake, The HOUSE is designed so that all seats have a great view of the action.
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