08 Nov 2021 - 08 Nov 2021

Almeida For Free

The Tragedy of Macbeth For Free

By William Shakespeare

Directed By Yaël Farber

RUNNING TIME: APPROX. 3 HOURS & 5 MINS, INCL. AN INTERVAL

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production information

This free performance is exclusively for those aged 25 and under as part of Almeida For Free

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“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”

A little later than now, in the ruins of a theatre, three witches make a prophecy.

A warrior and his wife enter the darkness. A war begins.

Yaël Farber directs James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan, in an elemental production about a world in transformation, the shadows in all of us, and one couple’s spine-chilling quest for power.

Olivier Award-nominee James McArdle plays the title role of Macbeth, having previously appeared in the National Theatre's Angels in America, as well as on-screen in HBO’s Mare of Easttown, Ammonite, and Mary Queen of Scots.

Four-time Academy Award-nominated Saoirse Ronan makes her UK stage debut as Lady Macbeth. She has received acclaim for her performances in films including Atonement, Lady Bird, Brooklyn, and Little Women.

Dates & Tickets

Monday 8 November 7pm

Tickets are free and exclusive to those aged 25 and under, limited to 2 per person. Please bring proof of age to the performance.

Captioned & Audio Described
This performance will be Captioned and Audio Described. To book and for further information please contact the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

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ALMEIDA FOR FREE EVENTS

Directing Masterclass with Yasmin Hafesji 
Join Yasmin Hafesji, Assistant Director on The Tragedy of Macbeth, for a practical directing masterclass focused on her approach to exploring the world of the play. More info>

Re-Inventing Shakespeare Panel
A panel discussion and Q&A with directors and actors who have created or been a part of productions that have brought new ideas and approaches to the casting and concept of Shakespeare’s work. Panel includes Adjoa Andoh, Shiloh Coke and Ankur Bahl. More info>

Young Producers Take Over Stage
Join us for a fresh and eclectic mix of spoken word, poetry, film and scratch performances on the Almeida stage, programmed by Almeida Young Producers. More info>

The Tragedy of Macbeth Actors Panel and Q&A
Join members of the Acting Company of The Tragedy of Macbeth as they discuss their approaches and process as part of this production. The panel will include Akiya Henry who plays Lady McDuff in this production. More info>

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (by Marc Brenner)

Theatre includes: King John; The Whip (RSC); The Glass Menagerie (Arcola Theatre/ Watford Palace Theatre); The Whip Hand (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh); Cadaver Police In The Electrocution Afterlife (Tron Theatre); Invisible Army (Terra Incognita); Dream On (BBC Arts); Blood Lines (The Arches); Der Rosenkavalier(Scottish Opera House).

Film includes: Artemis Fowl; Long Night At Blackstone.

Television includes: Crime; Annika; Grantchester; Motherland; News Crack; Horrible Histories; Doctors; Trust Me.

Additional information

The running time is approximately 3 hours and 5 minutes, including an interval. Find out more about our running times here.

Due to the nature of the staging, if you are sat in the front two rows of the stalls you may get splashed with water.

CONTENT WARNING
This production includes extreme scenes of violence, including violence against children, suicide, and the use of blood, firearms and knives. It also contains flashing lights, vaping and the smoking of real cigarettes.

Recommended for ages 14+. Read more about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this production, you can get free support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from the Samaritans. Visit samaritans.org or call 116 123 for free.

Cast & Creatives

By William Shakespeare
Direction 
Yaël Farber
Set Soutra Gilmour
Costume Joanna Scotcher
Light Tim Lutkin
Sound Peter Rice
Composer Tom Lane
Movement Emily Terndrup
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Children's Casting Verity Naughton
Fight Direction Kate Waters
Costume Supervisor Sydney Florence
Text Coach Andrea Ainsworth
Assistant Director Yasmin Hafesji
Assistant Set Designer Rachel Wingate
Children’s Casting Assistant Nick Hockaday

Cast
Michael Abubakar
Ross Anderson
Aoife Burke
Emun Elliott
Diane Fletcher
William Gaunt
Myles Grant
Akiya Henry
Maureen Hibbert
Reuben Joseph
Gareth Kennerley
Valerie Lilley
Jamie-Lee Martin
James McArdle
Adam McNamara
Henry Meredith
Dereke Oladele
Richard Rankin
Saoirse Ronan
Emet Yah Khai
K-ets Yah Khai

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