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25 February - 2 April 2023

In the Playhouse | Bell Shakespeare | Theatre

A terrifying portrayal of moral collapse, Bell Shakespeare’s Macbeth will take you on an intense and compelling journey.

What’s done cannot be undone.

Lady Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 1

Shakespeare’s most haunting thriller

Shakespeare’s most haunting thriller follows the story of Macbeth, a Scottish general, famed for his exploits on the battlefield. Following a bloody battle, Macbeth and his comrade Banquo are met by three Weird Sisters who prophesy Macbeth will one day be king.

Unable to shake the thought, Macbeth tells his wife, Lady Macbeth. Driven by an insatiable hunger for power, posterity and certainty, they commit a murder and set in motion the inevitable unravelling of their sanity. With blood on their hands, they face the dire consequences of their despicable actions.

A terrifying portrayal of moral collapse, Peter Evans’ Macbeth, with Logie award-winning Hazem Shammas (The Twelve, Safe Harbour) as Macbeth and Jessica Tovey (The Miser, The Merchant of Venice) as Lady Macbeth, will take you on an intense and compelling journey into the dark heart of humanity.

Presented by Bell Shakespeare

Production Patrons: Dr Anne Reeckmann & Dr Gary Holmes

Artist information

Macbeth Hazem Shammas
Ross/ Witch Rebecca Attanasio
Banquo/ Doctor Julia Billington
Lady Macduff/ Witch Isabel Burton
Malcolm/ Fleance Jeremi Campese
Donalbain/ Witch Eleni Cassimatis
Duncan/ Porter/ Seyton James Lugton
Lennox/ Bleeding Captain Kyle Morrison
Lady Macbeth Jessica Tovey
Macduff Jacob Warner

Director Peter Evans 
Designer Anna Tregloan 
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper 
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert 

Other information

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