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The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war.  Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy on a tour of the UK and Ireland immediately following a sold out run in London.

Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.

Scottish actor Michael Nardone (BBC One’s The Night Manager and Rellik, HBO’s Rome) will play the title role, with Kirsty Besterman (Genesis Inc. at Hampstead Theatre, They Drink It in The Congo at the Almeida Theatre, and BBC One’s Father Brown) joining the cast as Lady Macbeth.

Important Information

This show contains scenes of a violent nature
Age Guidance: 13+


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Royal Members
Save £7.50 on Tuesday 7.30pm performance excluding balcony seats. All tickets £26 in the Stalls & Upper Circle Wednesday to Thursday 7.30pm & Thursday 2pm performance.

Under 26s
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £25, available Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm & Thursday 2pm performances.


School Groups
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £15 , available Tuesday to Wednesday 7.30pm & Thursday 2pm performances. Available on groups of 20 or more, with 1 free ticket per 20 tickets booked (limited availability). Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book.

Groups 10+
Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £25, available Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm & Thursday 2pm performances. Available on groups of 10 or more with 1 free ticket per 20 tickets booked. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book.

'Norris’ Macbeth is a powerful new take on a play dripping with timeless themes that resonate today.'

The Edinburgh Reporter

'This bold production stays on just the right side of invention.'

Norwich Evening News

'From start to finish this is a Macbeth which fully realises the power of Shakespeare and theatre.'

Society Aberdeen

Page to Stage Schools Workshop
Thursday 24 January, 10.30am-12pm
Theatre Royal stage
Tickets: £3
A schools only workshop, suitable for English & Drama KS4/5 students. Students will be provided with an insight into the director’s vision, choices and rehearsal process for Macbeth, introduced and facilitated by the Resident Director with members of the acting company.

To book, please call our Box Office team on 0115 989 5555.

Teachers’ CPD Session
Wedenesday 23 January, 4-6pm
Nelson’s Suite (Royal Concert Hall)
Free for teachers bringing students to see the production.
Drawing on rehearsal room processes, this workshop will introduce practical strategies for exploring the play with your students. Through various exercises you will be given an insight into the director’s unique vision and interpretation of the play to find out how this production was staged. Suitable for KS4/5 English & Drama teachers.

To book, please call our Box Office team on 0115 989 5555 or click here to book online.

Macbeth Pre-Show Talk: Tuesday 22 January at 6.30pm on Theatre Royal Upper Circle Foyer
An introduction to key themes and issues of the play from Dr Peter Kirwan, Associate Professor in Early Modern Drama at University of Nottingham.

Free, booking required, please visit our Box Office, call 0115 989 555 or click here to book your place.