02 Oct 2021 - 27 Nov 2021

The Tragedy of Macbeth

By William Shakespeare

Directed By Yaël Farber

Running Time: APPROX. 3 HOURS & 5 MINS, INCL. AN INTERVAL

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Five Stars v2
"Yaël Farber’s fantastic production... deserves to be seen by as many people as possible"
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Five Stars v2
"An exceptional production. You won't want to miss it"
WhatsOnStage

“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. His highly acclaimed theatre roles include Louis in the National Theatre and Broadway production of Angels in America, Peter Gynt, Platonov and James I in The James Plays (National Theatre). His screen work includes HBO’s Mare of Easttown, Ammonite, Mary Queen of Scots and Man in an Orange Shirt.

Four-time Academy Award-nominated Saoirse Ronan makes her UK stage debut as Lady Macbeth. She made her Broadway debut as Abigail Williams in The Crucible on Broadway in 2016 to glowing reviews and has been celebrated throughout her career for her performances in films including Atonement, Lady Bird, Brooklyn, and Little Women.

Yaël Farber is an internationally acclaimed director and playwright, whose recent work includes Hamlet (St Ann’s Warehouse, New York); Blood Wedding (Young Vic), Knives in Hens (Donmar Warehouse) and Les Blancs (National Theatre).

Dates & Tickets

Tickets for The Tragedy of Macbeth are now sold out. But there are still ways to enjoy the show:

Check back for online returns: If a ticket is returned in advance, we will make it immediately available to buy online.

Join the returns queue at the theatre: We often get tickets returned to us just before a performance. These tickets are sold to the returns queue at the theatre on a first-come, first-served basis. So far, we have been able to get most people in the queue into the show. To help the queue go faster please bring cash.

Line Break

Sat 2 Oct - Sat 27 Nov
Evenings 7pm
Wed matinees 2pm from 13 Oct
Thu matinee 2pm on 7 Oct
Sat matinees 2pm from 9 Oct
Exclusive schools performances
Wed 20 Oct 2pm & Tue 2 Nov 7pm

Sat 2 Oct – Tue 5 Oct
£10, £20, £30, £35

From Wed 6 Oct
£10, £20, £35, £43.50, £48.50

Fri & Sat eves from Fri 15 Oct and on 18, 22, 23, 24 (2pm) Nov
£15, £25, £39, £49, £55

From Wed 24 Nov 7pm
£15, £25, £43, £54, £60

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Captioned Thu 11 Nov 7pm
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404. £5 tickets also available for those aged 25 and under.

Audio Described Sat 6 Nov 2pm (Touch Tour 12pm)
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404. £5 tickets also available for those aged 25 and under.

Talkback After Thu 4 Nov performance
A post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same performance ticket holders.

Almeida For Free
Sun 7 - Mon 8 Nov
A free performance and festival for those aged 25 and under. More info.

Live Stream
Wed 27 – Sat 30 Oct
Broadcast live for five performances, experience The Tragedy of Macbeth from the comfort of your own home. More info

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CONCESSIONS
All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final two weeks of performances are only valid for D/deaf and disabled bookings. More info

Access
D/deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy tickets for £25 (£30 in final week) for all performances by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

25 & Under
£5 tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under for performances from 2 - 5 Oct. Enter code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. More info

Under 30s
If you are aged 30 or under, book a £15 ticket for seats that are normally £30 (until 5 Oct) or £35 (from 6 Oct). Applicable on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings.

Students, Over 65s & Unemployed
Book a £25 ticket for seats that are normally £30 (until 5 Oct) or £35 (from 6 Oct) on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings. This concession is also for £43.50 seats on matinee performances.

Islington First
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for performances on 2 - 5 Oct, subject to availability. Enter promo code ISFIRST when selecting your seats. For applicable postcodes see here.

NHS and Blue Light Card holders
Use code BLUELIGHT when selecting your seats to book £25 tickets for seats that are normally £30 (until 5 Oct) or £35 (from 6 Oct) on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings. This concession is also for £43.50 seats on matinee performances. Limited to 2 tickets per person.

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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)

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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.

★★★★★ "Yaël Farber’s fantastic production... deserves to be seen by as many people as possible"

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★★★★★ "An exceptional production. You won't want to miss it"

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★★★★ "James McArdle is phenomenal"

TIME OUT

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★★★★ "MASTERFUL"

THE TIMES

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★★★★ “Saoirse Ronan makes a spellbinding British stage debut”

THE TELEGRAPH

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★★★★ “Saoirse Ronan shines in her London debut”

EVENING STANDARD

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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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