Casting has today been confirmed for Iris Theatre’s promenade production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, playing at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden from the 21st June. 

MACBETH 1 David Hywel Baynes as Macbeth Photo Hannah Barton
David Hywel Baynes as Macbeth. (c)Hannah Barton.

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a terrifying journey into the mind of a murderer. Inspired by the psychosexual imagery of Hieronymus Bosch, this production will weave its way around the grounds of St Paul’s Church; reflecting the play’s journey into the twisted mental landscape of Macbeth as he rises to be king.

Directed by Daniel Winder and joining the previously announced David Hywell Baynes in the title role, Iris Theatre’s production of Macbeth is set to star Stephan Boyce, Jenny Horsthuis, Nick Howard-Brown, Linford Johnson, Mogali Masuku and  Matt Stubbs.

Returning to the Iris theatre for the first time in three years, David Hywell Baynes said: “Getting the chance to come back and work on my favourite play with the Iris family was a no-brainer. The environment surrounding Iris during the summer season is like no other.  And it’s truly an honour to be back in London with them as they celebrate their 10th anniversary. May there be many more to come!”

The production is set to include set designs by Alice Channon, costume designs by Anna Sances, lighting by Benjamin Polya and sound design by Filipe Gomes.

Macbeth opens Iris Theatre’s 10th anniversary season, which will also include productions of Hansel & Gretel and the Witch Baba Yaga.

Daniel Winder said: “This anniversary year promises to be full of witches and wonder, magic and mayhem. Working across the two shows, as writer of one and director of the other, will mean digging deep into the morally ambiguous world of witches; agents of female power pushed to the boundaries of a patriarchal world.”

Macbeth plays at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden from the 21st June until the 29th July. For more information visit: http://iristheatre.com/event/macbeth/

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