Macbeth

Monday, November 25
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3hr 00mins // directed by:Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh // featuring:Kenneth Branagh, Alex Kingston

National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth.

One of the Bard’s most infamous tales of deceit, murder, and witchcraft; “The Scottish Play”, as it is referred to due to the curse surrounding it, is perhaps the most astounding portrayal of power-hungry madness. Previously adapted by such luminaries as Orson Welles, Roman Polanski and Akira Kurosawa (as Throne of Blood).

Directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, this electrifying new production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.