PREVIEW: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Almeida Theatre

The production is set to run at the Almeida Theatre from the 1st October until the 20th November.

Full casting has been confirmed for Yaël Farber’s upcoming production of The Tragedy of Macbeth, taking to the Almeida Theatre stage later this year.

Joining the previously announced James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth respectively will be: Michael Abubakar, Ross Anderson, Aoife Burke, Emun Elliott, Annie Firbank, William Gaunt, Akiya Henry,   Maureen Hibbert, Reuben Joseph, Gareth Kennerley, Valerie Lilley, Adam McNamara and Richard Rankin, with the children played by Myles Grant, Jamie- Lee Martin, Henry Meredith, Dereke Oladele, Emet Yah Khai and K-ets Yah Khai.

A little later than now, in the ruins of a theatre, three witches make a prophecy. A warrior and his wife enter the darkness. A war begins.

This new production will mark the UK stage debut of Saorise Ronan, who made her Broadway debut as Abigail Williams in The Crucible on Broadway in 2016. She is best known for her performances  in films including Atonement, Lady Bird, Brooklyn, and Little Women.

Meanwhile, James McArdle is known for his role as  Louis in the National Theatre and Broadway production of Angels in America as well as starring in  Peter GyntPlatonov and James I in The James Plays (National Theatre).

Meanwhile, director Yaël Farber’s recent credits include: Hamlet (St Ann’s Warehouse, New York); Blood Wedding (Young Vic), Knives in Hens (Donmar Warehouse) and Les Blancs (National Theatre). 

The creative team behind the production includes: set design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Joanna Scotcher, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Peter Rice, composer Tom Lane, movement direction by Emily Terndrup, casting by Julia Horan CDG, children’s casting by Verity Naughton, fight direction by Kate Waters, assistant direction by Yasmin Hafesji and costume supervision by Sydney Florence.

The Tragedy of Macbeth will play at the Almeida Theatre from the 1st October until the 20th November.

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