Theatre Royal Brings MACBETH to Glasgow

Theatre Royal Brings MACBETH to GlasgowIn autumn 2018 following its sold-out London run, the National Theatre will tour Shakespeare's most intense tragedy, Macbeth. This epic and visually daring production will embark on an 18-venue tour of the UK and Ireland from September 2018 - March 2019, with a week at Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Tuesday 19 February.

Sleep no more...The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Directed by NT Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare's classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.

Macbeth will tour to The Lowry, Salford (29 September - 6 October 2018), Theatre Royal, Plymouth (16 - 20 October 2018), Festival Theatre, Edinburgh (23 - 27 October 2018), Theatre Royal, Norwich (30 October - 3 November 2018), His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen (7 - 10 November 2018), Theatre Royal, Newcastle (13 - 17 November 2018), Lyceum, Sheffield (20 - 24 November 2018), Theatre Royal, Bath (27 November - 8 December 2018), New Theatre, Oxford (8 - 12 January 2019), Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin (15 - 19 January 2019), Theatre Royal, Nottingham (22 - 26 January 2019), New Theatre, Hull (5 - 9 February 2019), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (12 - 16 February 2019), Theatre Royal, Glasgow (19 - 23 February 2019), Mayflower, Southampton (26 February - 2 March 2019), Grand Opera House, Belfast (5 - 9 March 2019), Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton (12 - 16 March 2019), and Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (19 - 23 March 2019).

Rufus Norris said, "I'm delighted that Macbeth will be touring the UK and Ireland following its run in the Olivier Theatre earlier in the year. We're really excited by what is coming out of the rehearsal room and it's particularly rewarding to be able to take this brilliant play to so many towns and cities. We fully intend to give audiences a fresh and dynamic view of this timeless classic."

Set design by Rae Smith, associate set design by Aaron Marsden, costume design by Moritz Junge, lighting design by James Farncombe, movement direction by Imogen Knight, music by Orlando Gough, sound design by Paul Arditti and fight direction by Kev McCurdy and Jeremy Barlow. The Associate Director is Liz Stevenson.

Casting to be announced.

Macbeth is produced on tour by the NT, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Macbeth on Tour in partnership with Lloyds Bank Private Banking. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England's cross-border touring programme and by The Royal National Theatre Foundation.

Tickets on sale soon.

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