Macbeth

Macbeth

Christopher Eccleston makes his RSC debut in the title role of Shakespeare’s psychological thriller, opposite Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth and with Edward Bennett as Macduff.

Overview

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

Polly Findlay’s contemporary production of this dark tragedy of power and revenge marks her return to the Barbican following her stunning staging of The Alchemist in 2016.

Critic reviews

Something wicked this way comes – it’s Shakespeare’s spookiest play, in an RSC production which really is dead good

· Time Out

Tense but flawed on Shakespeare's blood-boltered tragedy

· Arts Desk

Christopher Eccleston is bloody, bold but never cold as Macbeth, in his debut for the Royal Shakespeare Company

· Broadway World

While not a smashing success, the production is still good for a night’s out and will leave most audiences entertained

· The Upcoming

The passion rarely bubbles

· The Times

Tense and clear production gets to the heart of the Scottish play

· Evening Standard

Eccleston is every inch the rugged soldier

· The Guardian

One for horror film fans

· The Stage

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Date & time

Show ended
Mon 15 Oct - Fri 18 Jan, 1.30pm & 7.15pm

Venue

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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