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About the Show Less...

Acclaimed theatre company Cheek By Jowl's stripped-back production of Shakespeare's devastating play. Read More >

Macbeth is the great tragedy of the imagination. A man and a woman, bound together in ambiton, 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.

Cheek By Jowl’s production strips Macbeth back to its devastating heart, exposing Shakespeare’s shocking insight into the cost of power.

Macbeth is suitable for theatregoers aged 16 and older.

For more about Macbeth at the Barbican read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 18/03/2010

Opening Night: 24/03/2010

Closing Night: 10/04/2010

Running time: 2h

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Cast & Creative


David Caves, David Collings, Vincent Enderby, Jake Fairbrother, Nicholas Goode, Anastasia Hille, Kelly Hotten, Orlando James, Will Keen, Ryan Kiggell, Greg Kolpakchi, Edmund Wiseman


Director - Declan Donnellan

Producer - Cheek By Jowl

Designer - Nick Ormerod

Lighting Designer - Judith Greenwood

Sound - Helen Atkinson

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Catherine Jayes

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