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About the Show Less...

Simon Russell Beale stars as the insane Thane. Read More >

Shakespeare’s classic story of ambition and cruelty begins with Macbeth and Banquo returning victorious from battle. When they are hailed by three plotting witches, the temptations of power and possession of the Scottish throne are proffered. What follows is a bloody battle between guilt and ambition, man and country, and husband and wife.

Olivier Award-winner Simon Russell Beale is one of the UK’s leading Shakespearian actors and previously worked alongside director John Caird in the acclaimed production of Hamlet at the National Theatre.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 13/01/2005

Opening Night: 20/01/2005

Closing Night: 15/03/2005

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Cast & Creative


Simon Russell Beale, Emma Fielding, Tom Burke, Paul Higgins, Paul Ritter, John Rogan, Hilary Sesta, Jane Thorne, Janet Whiteside


Director - John Caird

Producer - Almeida

Designer - Christopher Oram

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

Sound - John Leonard

Author - William Shakespeare

About Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

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