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The Macbeths

The Macbeths
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Psychologically compelling. ★★★★
The Herald


    Start date16 Oct 2018
    End date20 Oct 2018
  • TicketsFull price £17 / Standard concession £14 / Under 30s/Student £12.50 / Other concession £9

    Citizens Theatre

    O full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife.

    At the heart of Shakespeare’s darkest play is a disintegrating marriage. This new adaptation using a radically cut version of the text focuses on the destructive relationship between the ambitious couple.

    First performed in 2017, this brutal and intense production by the Citizens Theatre’s Artistic Director Dominic Hill tells the Bard’s famous story in a powerfully concentrated 70 minutes.

    Charlene Boyd, whose electric performance in the original production earned her a Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland nomination, returns to the cast. She is joined by Lucianne McEvoy in the role of Macbeth.

    Dates & times
    TUE 16 – THU 18 & SAT 20 OCT, 8PM

    Full price £17
    Standard concession £14
    Under 30s / Student £12.50
    Other concession £9

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.


    Age recommendation

    Running time
    1h approx

    Note: Strictly no latecomers.

    Image by Jassy Earl 

    • Dominic Hill

    • Frances Poet

    • Stuart Jenkins

      Lighting Designer
    • Matthew Whiteside

    • Tom Penny

      Sound Designer
    • Charlene Boyd & Lucianne McEvoy

    • Psychologically compelling. ★★★★
      The Herald
    • Remarkable adaptation scintillates with dark glamour. ★★★★
      The Scotsman
    • A rich evening of theatre for anyone who loves Macbeth, and also loves to see it reborn, in ever more challenging forms.
      The Scotsman
    • A thrilling and visceral new way into one of Shakespeare’s most familiar plays.
      Daily Record
    • This is Shakespeare’s play delivered in powerfully concentrated form, as if straight into the bloodstream.
      Sunday Herald

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