Pulling the audience into an unsettling world of power and desire director Christopher Haydon’s contemporary version of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy MACBETH sees actor Lucy Ellinson take on this iconic title role at the Royal Exchange Theatre this autumn.

In an action-packed production Macbeth battles with her overwhelming ambition. As her thirst for power becomes all-consuming, she dangerously spirals out of control with violent and bloody consequences for all.

Lucy Ellinson is reunited with Christopher Haydon and designer Oliver Townsend following their smash-hit one-woman show Grounded. She returns to the Exchange following her role in Jubilee; she is joined on stage by Ony Uhiara as Lady Macbeth who returns following her lead role in Anna Karenia. A highly charged political thriller Macbeth explores what happens, when in a split-second, you decide to act upon your darkest ambition?

The production runs from 13 September – 19 October in the Theatre.

MACBETH – Listings Information
A Royal Exchange Theatre production

By William Shakespeare 
Directed by Christopher Haydon 
With Lucy Ellinson 

13 September – 19 October


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