The production will run at the Donmar Warehouse from the 8th December until the 10th February 2024.

With public booking for the production open, the Donmar Warehouse’s Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced that Cush Jumbo will play Lady Macbeth opposite David Tennant’s Macbeth in Max Webster’s production of Shakespeare’s play.

A spellbinding story of love and murder, the renewing power of nature, and of the internal struggles of a damaged man as he tries to control his destiny. This bracingly fresh production of the Scottish play places us inside the mind of Macbeth, asking are we ever really responsible for our actions? 

David Tennant returns to the Donmar to play Macbeth – he previously appeared in Lobby Hero (Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor). His other theatre credits include Good (Harold Pinter Theatre, Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor); Don Juan in Soho (Wyndham’s Theatre,winner of WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor); Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham’s Theatre); Richard II (RSC/Barbican/BAM, winner of WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor) and Hamlet (winner of Critics Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance).

Cush Jumbo also return to the Donmar, having previously appeared in Julius Caesar (also St Ann’s Warehouse, New York). Her other theatre includes Hamlet (Young Vic), Common, She Stoops to Conquer (National Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in the Park, New York) and  The River (Broadway).

Further casting has yet to be announced.

The creative team behind the production includes: Designer Rosanna Vize, Lighting Designer Bruno Poet, Sound Designer Gareth Fry, Movement Director Shelley Maxwell and
Casting Director: Anna Cooper CDG.

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