Macbeth

Royal Shakespeare Company

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Christopher Eccleston makes his RSC debut in the title role of Shakespeare’s psychological thriller, opposite Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth and with Edward Bennett as Macduff.

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

Polly Findlay’s contemporary production of this dark tragedy of power and revenge marks her return to the Barbican following her stunning staging of The Alchemist in 2016.

Duration: 2 hours 33 mins, including an interval 

Tue 8 Jan
Post-show talk 
(free to same-day ticket holders)

Past: Wed 14 Nov
Audio-described and captioned performance
Described by Mary Placket & Carolyn Smith and captioned by Stefanie Bell 

Presented by the Barbican. The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The RSC Acting Companies are generously supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Kovner Foundation

Includes a limited number of premium seats at £75*

Groups
£35 for Monday to Thursday performances for groups of 10+. 

Families 
Up to 4 under 18s tickets at half price with every full price ticket. Valid for Monday to Thursday performances. Up to a maximum of 8 per booking – not available on Premium Seats. 

Schools
£18 tickets (£16 for RSC Education Members) available for Monday to Thursday performances. 1 free teacher’s ticket is available for every 10 students. 

Over 60s
20% off for Monday and Tuesday evenings and midweek matinee performances. Maximum of 9 per transaction.

16–25 Year olds
20 tickets at £5 available for every performance for individuals aged between 16 and 25. Available over the phone or in person.  Individuals must make the booking themselves, maximum two per person. All tickets will be held for collection at the Box Office until one hour before the performance when proof of ID will be required. 

Access 
Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Click here for more info on our Access Membership scheme. Please inform the Box Office of your access requirements when booking, and our staff will advise you on seating, pricing, car parking and our facilities. For Minicom facilities, call 07710 854 085.

All discounts are subject to availability, at the discretion of the RSC/Barbican Box Office and can be withdrawn at any time. Discounted tickets cannot be booked in conjunction with any other discount or offer.

A limited number of £10 day seats are available in person at the Barbican Box Office from 10:30am on the day of the performance.

TodayTix
A limited number of same-day £10 Rush tickets are available online from TodayTix.  

All discounts are subject to availability, at the discretion of the RSC/Barbican Box Office and can be withdrawn at any time. Discounted tickets cannot be booked in conjunction with any other discount or offer.

*Excludes £3 booking fee

Reviews

‘Urgent and wonderfully sinister‘
‘Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack make a gripping central couple‘
Stage
‘Christopher Eccleston’s debut engagement with the Royal Shakespeare Company is a powerhouse performance…he invests this prestigious career milestone with so much musclebound, adrenalised energy‘
Hollywood Reporter

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