The Macbeths on tour
citizens theatre on tour
At the heart of Shakespeare’s darkest play is a disintegrating marriage. This new adaptation using a radically cut version of the text focuses on the relationship between one of the most famous killers in literature and his ambitious wife.
Returning from battle, Macbeth hears a prophesy emboldening him to murder and betray. Compelled by his equally ruthless wife, Macbeth ignores his creeping sense of guilt and hopelessness and attempts to hasten the hand of fate, unwittingly ushering in the downfall of them both.
First performed at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow in 2017, the Citizens’ Artistic Director Dominic Hill’s brutal and intense production tells the Bard’s famous story in a powerfully concentrated 70 minutes.
Date Time Information 3 Oct Dundee Rep book tickets here 4 Oct Dundee Rep book tickets here 5 Oct MacArts Theatre 6 Oct Paisley Arts Centre 9 Oct Byre Theatre 10 Oct Byre Theatre 11 Oct Byre Theatre 12 Oct MacRobert 16 Oct Traverse Theatre 17 Oct Traverse Theatre 18 Oct Traverse Theatre 20 Oct Traverse Theatre 23 Oct Eden Court book tickets here 25 Oct Pitlochry Festival Theatre book tickets here 27 Oct Beacon Arts Centre
Cast & Creative Team
Director - Dominic Hill
Dramaturg - Frances Poet
Lighting Designer - Stuart Jenkins
Composer - Matthew Whiteside
Sound Design - Tom Penny
“sweaty, erotic and breathlessly self-destructive”
- The Herald
“...a thrilling and visceral new way into one of Shakespeare’s most familiar plays.”
- Daily Record
“...a rich evening of theatre for anyone who loves Macbeth, and also loves to see it reborn, in ever more challenging forms.”
- The Scotsman
“...this is Shakespeare’s play delivered in powerfully concentrated form, as if straight into the bloodstream.”
- Sunday Herald