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Director: Polly Findlay; Written by: William Shakespeare; Cast: Christopher Eccleston, Niamh Cusack, Edward Bennett
Polly Findlay's contemporary re-telling of Shakespeare's most brutal and poetic play tells the story of how Macbeth is driven to murder and madness by his scheming wife and three wicked witches on the heath.
When the old witches prophecise that he will be become king, he and Lady Macbeth set off on a journey of power, paranoia, betrayal... and murder. But just as Macbeth seizes the throne and achieves his dream of power, the demons from his past rise up and haunt him.
Will he be able to cling to the defiled crown, or will he fall prey to a soul-corroding guilt?
Macbeth at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – 7 Nov 2018 to 2 Feb 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Shakespeare's most brutal play, Macbeth.
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
King Lear at Duke of York’s Theatre – 11 Jul to 3 Nov 2018 – Ian McKellen will be taking on the role of mad King Lear, in one of William Shakespeare's finest tragedies.
Measure For Measure at Donmar Warehouse – 28 Sep to 24 Nov 2018 – The Donmar Warehouse will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's Measure For Measure, starring Hayley Atwell
Othellomacbeth at Lyric Hammersmith – 5 Oct to 3 Nov 2018 – Othellomacbeth combines two of Shakespeare's most brutal and poetic plays into one condensed show.
Romeo And Juliet at Barbican Centre – 2 Nov 2018 to 19 Jan 2019 – Shakespeare's tragic play 'Romeo and Juliet' will receive a contemporary re-telling at the Barbican Theatre.
Merry Wives Of Windsor at Barbican Centre – 7 Dec 2018 to 5 Jan 2019 – The Merry Wives of Windsor will be getting the reality TV treatment in this modern-day re-telling of Shakespeare's play.
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