7 November 2018 – 2 February 2019
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Fixed Position Standing: £10 | Seated: £20 – £48 | Premium Tickets: £62 To be confirmed
‘fill me from the crown to the toe top-full
Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood;’
Act I, scene 5
Returning as heroes from the battlefield, Macbeth and Banquo encounter three witches who prophesy that Macbeth will become King of Scotland. When Lady Macbeth learns of this, she compels her husband to murder King Duncan, unleashing a brutal cycle of bloodshed, paranoia and guilt, as the couple do whatever is needed to cling to the crown.
Macbeth is a timely reminder of the destruction that can result from the quest for power, and an examination of the evil forces that can take root in the imagination of a tyrant. The flickering candlelight of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse provides the perfect setting for Shakespeare’s unsettling variation on the theme of the Faustian pact.
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