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”
Financial Times

“A bold makeover – John Heffernan’s Macbeth speaks the verse with extraordinary intelligence”
The Independent

“A fantastic ride, full of sound and fury – Heffernan is great”
Time Out

“Stylish and daring”
Evening Standard

“A viscerally exciting production – Anna Maxwell Martin is an alarmingly cool, svelte Lady Macbeth”
The Guardian

Direction Carrie Cracknell & Lucy Guerin
Design Lizzie Clachan
Costume Merle Hensel
Light Neil Austin
Music Clark
Sound David McSeveney

Cast includes
Nicholas Burns
Mark Ebulué
John Heffernan
Thomasin Gülgeç
Ben Lamb
Ira Mandela Siobhan
Cassie Layton
Anna Maxwell Martin
Ana Beatriz Meireles
Jessie Oshodi
Prasanna Puwanarajah
Clemmie Sveaas

Macbeth at Birmingham Repertory Theatre is sponsored by

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The HOUSE at The REP

  • Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
  • 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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