The National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company present Siobhan Redmond and Jonny Phillips in
A new play by David Greig, directed by Roxana Silbert
8 - 12 October 2013
The National Theatre of Scotland makes its first ever visit to the Theatre Royal in a collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Macbeth is dead, but Lady Macbeth lives on...
In this brilliant reimagining of what happens when Shakespeare’s masterpiece ends, David Greig has created an extraordinary play.
Under cover of night, an English army has swept through the Scottish landscape, killed the tyrant and taken the seat of power. Siward, the commanding officer, finds himself drawn towards Macbeth’s powerful widow...
One of Scotland’s greatest actresses, the compelling Siobhan Redmond, brings Lady Macbeth electrifyingly to life , with the acclaimed Jonny Phillips as the increasingly unsettled English commander.
Siobhan Redmond has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her many television credits include Between the Lines, The High Life and The Smoking Room. Jonny Phillips starred in the blockbuster film Titanic and was recently seen in BBC’s The Village.
David Greig is a multi award-winning Scottish playwright whose work includes The American Pilot, Midsummer and Outlying Islands. His work is regularly produced by the National Theatre of Scotland. He has also written the book for Sam Mendes’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical which recently opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
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A TRIUMPH - The Times
Roxana Silbert’s supple production is beautifully acted... engaged, articulate, provocative entertainment - The Times
Gripping first-rate drama from one of the country’s most talented and versatile playwrights - Evening Standard
A work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit - Guardian
David Greig gleefully seizes on Shakespeare’s tragedy and writes a thrilling sequel - Sunday Times
Rings like an axe-blade with flinty authenticity… allows a fresh, almost anachronistic wit to percolate, warding off the dread spirit of historical mustiness - Daily Telegraph
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Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £19.00 £24.50 £26.50 £29.50 £31.50
Sat eve: £21.50 £25.50 £27.50 £30.50 £33.50
Wed mat: £17.50 £23.00 £25.00 £29.00 £30.00
£2.50 transaction fee when booking online, plus an additional £1.00 postage fee, if required.
£3.25 transaction fee when booking by phone with card, plus an additional £1.00 postage fee, if required.
Please note the ticket price includes a £1.50 Building Levy.
Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including interval