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 destructive relationship between the ambitious couple.

Returning from battle, Macbeth hears a prophecy promising money and power. Spurred on by Lady Macbeth, they ignore the creeping sense of guilt and hopelessness and attempt 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.

  • Cast & Creative Team


    Director -  Dominic Hill

    Dramaturg - Frances Poet

    Lighting Designer - Stuart Jenkins

    Composer - Matthew Whiteside

    Sound Design - Tom Penny


    To be announced soon!


“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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