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October 1 - December 14, 2024

I emerged after two hours utterly exhilarated: it was the finest, most magnetic Macbeth I'd ever seen, and the headphones proved thrillingly integral to so internal a play

David Benedict, The Stage

Why See Macbeth?

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Prepare to be spellbound as David Tennant and Cush Jumbo return to the unsettling bubbling cauldron of love and murder in Macbeth. Following its five-star sold-out run at the Donmar Playhouse, which also saw Tennant receive an Olivier Nomination for Best Actor, this Shakespearean tragedy transfers to London's Harold Pinter this autumn. An unforgettable, psychological experience directed by Max Webster, you'll be immersed into every cry and thought that are deep inside the troubled minds of the Macbeths along with live Celtic folk music (lightweight headphones provided); leaving you asking the age old question, will the blood ever wash off his hands?


Thought to have first been performed in 1606, you'll follow the journey of Scottish general Macbeth who receives a prophecy from three witches that one day he will rule all of Scotland. Consumed by the idea, Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth do whatever it takes to make the prophecy come true, even if that means blood on their hands. But of course, their actions have consequences and both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are driven into a state of madness. 


Some people behind the curtains of the theatre believe that this play is cursed, and will not mention the title out loud. Instead, they refer to it as 'The Scottish Play'. If they do mention it, they have to go outside and spin around three times then knock on the stage door and ask to be let back in. 

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Opening night: 1 October 2024


PLEASE NOTE This production contains haze, smoke and flashing lights. This production explores psychosis and contains suggestions of post-combat and post-natal mental health concerns. On stage there is blood, scenes of violence and depictions of death.

Cast and Creative


David Tennant as Macbeth
Cush Jumbo as Lady Macbeth
Mayo Akande as Ross
Annie Grace as musician and Gentlewoman
Brian James O'Sullivan as Donalbain / Soldier / Murderer and musician
Casper Knopf as Macduff's Son / Fleance / Young Siward
Cal MacAninch as Banquo 
Kathleen MacInnes as the singer and ensemble 
Alasdair Macrae as musician and ensemble 
Rona Morison as Lady Macduff 
Noof Ousellam as Macduff 
Raffi Phillips as Macduff's Son / Fleance / Young Siward 
Jatinder Singh Randhawa as The Porter / Seytan 
Ros Watt as Malcolm 
Benny Young as Duncan / Doctor 


Directed by Max Webster
Designed by Rosanna Vize 
Lighting Design by Bruno Poet
Sound by Fry
Movement by Shelley Maxwell 
Composition and Musical Direction by Macrae 
Fight Design by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-Annie Ltd
Casting Direction by Anna Cooper

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