The Macbeths on tour

citizens theatre on tour
​‘O full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife’
The Macbeths 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

Running Time: 1hr 10min


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