Macbeth is a great tragedy of the imagination. A man and a woman, bound together in ambition are destroyed in a welter of blood. Cheek by Jowl’s latest work conjures a world of witchcraft, ghosts and apparitions in an hallucinatory experience of sound and shadow.
Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s production strips the play back to its devastating heart, exposing Shakespeare’s shocking insight into the cost of power.
Performance time: 19:15 (also 14:00 on 3, 8, 10 Apr; 16:00 on 5 Apr) Running time: 120mins / no interval Latecomers will not be admitted
By William Shakespeare Directed by Declan Donnellan Designed by Nick Ormerod Associate and Movement Director Jane Gibson Lighting Designed by Judith Greenwood Music composed by Catherine Jayes Sound Designed by Helen Atkinson Performed by David Caves, David Collings, Vincent Enderby, Jake Fairbrother, Nicholas Goode, Anastasia Hille, Kelly Hotten, Orlando James, Will Keen, Ryan Kiggell, Greg Kolpakchi, Edmund Wiseman
Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with barbicanbite10; Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale; Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague; Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg ; Théâtre du Nord, Lille ; Théâtre de Namur/Centre dramatique