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The Macbeths

A new filmed version of the radical studio show
The Macbeths

The Macbeths is an intimate and intense re-imagining of the Scottish play.

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.

Dominic Hill’s brutal and intense production tells the Bard’s famous story in a powerfully distilled form. Set entirely on and around the couple’s bed, it explores the destructive relationship at the heart of the story.

First performed in our Circle Studio in 2017 to great acclaim, we’ve collaborated with Urbancroft Films, adapting the show for online audiences to experience at home. Reuniting the original cast (Charlene Boyd and Keith Fleming), the hour-long film captures the feverish energy of the stage performance.

Join us online as we return to the dark, sleepless world of The Macbeths. The film is free to watch online until midnight on Wednesday 30 June.

Visit to book your free watch at home ticket. If you have any questions take a look at our Macbeths FAQs or contact


  • Cast & Creative Team

    Adapted from the play by William Shakespeare

    Directed by Dominic Hill and Martyn Robertson
    Original stage production directed by Dominic Hill
    Filmed by Urbancroft Films
    Produced by Citizens Theatre


    Director Dominic Hill
    Director Martyn Robertson

    Lighting Designer  Stuart Jenkins

    Dramaturg  Frances Poet

    Composer  Matthew Whiteside

    Assistant Director Joanna Bowman

    See film credits


    Charlene Boyd 

    Keith Fleming


" for those who like their Shakespeare brilliant, concentrated, and brief, this version of The Macbeths offers a rare and thrilling treat"
- The Scotsman on The Macbeths Film

"a dark and demonic triumph of theatre in the Covid era"
- The National on The Macbeths Film

“Charlene Boyd and Keith Fleming as the deadly lovers bring a frankly terrifying erotic charge.”
- Stagedoor on The Macbeths Film

”...a sweaty, erotic and breathlessly self-destructive re-imagining”
- The Herald on The Macbeths 2017

”...a rich evening of theatre for anyone who loves Macbeth, and also loves to see it reborn, in ever more challenging forms.”
- The Scotsman on The Macbeths 2017


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Running Time: 60 minutes


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