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Macbeth Tickets

Dive into Shakespeare's psychological masterpiece.
Macbeth Tickets
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Macbeth Tickets

About Macbeth

See Doctor Who star David Tennant and The Good Wife star Cush Jumbo reprise their roles in Shakespear’s psychological thriller, Macbeth, following a sell-out run at Donmar Warehouse. Book Macbeth tickets on TodayTix.

Macbeth in London tells the classic Shakespearean tale of Macbeth, the Scottish general who will stop at no act of violence to become king. The play explores the physical and psychological effects of seeking political power as Macbeth becomes a tyrannical leader.

Following its 2023-2024 Donmar Warehouse run, Macbeth comes to Harold Pinter Theatre with the same talented company, including Rona Morison (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) as Lady Macduff, Noof Ousellam (Andor) as Macduff, and Cal Macaninch (Mr. Selfridge) as Banquo.

The sound design by Gareth Fry elevates this performance as audiences embark on an immersive experience with headphones that are provided for the show. Through these headphones, audiences will hear the sound effects such as bird screeches and even the disembodied voices of the three sisters. The live Celtic music throughout the show also adds flair to the performance.

Start date

1st October, 2024

Production note
This production contains haze, smoke and flashing lights. This production explores psychosis and contains suggestions of post-combat and post-natal mental health concerns. On stage there is blood, scenes of violence and depictions of death.

259 Reviews

Lady Susan

Lady Susan

76 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Great staging, Spectacular, Immersive, Imaginative, Absorbing

See it if you love an immersive walk-through, great staging and lighting, a refreshing new feel to a well-known play, Indira Varma on stage

Don’t see it if you find strobed lighting or sudden explosions difficult (there are some throughout); dislike decaying highly styled minimalist settings

Notafanofmusicals

Notafanofmusicals

57 Reviews | 4 Followers
91
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love Shakespeare and are enthralled by the ever-relevance of his plays

Don’t see it if You struggle with bright lights and loud noises

George 2215

George 2215

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
83
Ambitious, Absorbing

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Stars on stage

David Tennant

David Tennant

Cush Jumbo

Cush Jumbo

Venue

6 Panton Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4DN

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
Night bus numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

More information about Macbeth

Macbeth is a play with centuries of history. The earliest known performance of the play was in 1606 for King James. Since then, there have been numerous revivals worldwide. One such revival is the 1976 Royal Shakespeare Company production starring Ian McKellen and Judi Dench; another is the 1936 adaptation by Orson Welles called 'Voodoo Macbeth.'

Like other Shakespearean works, Macbeth has also inspired works of film, television, opera, radio, and books. One film is Throne of Blood, a 1957 film that sets the classic tale in Japan. Another is Geoffrey Wright's Macbeth; this 2001 film modernized the story and was an animated take on the popular psychological thriller.

It's not just films that the play has inspired. In 1847, Giuseppe Verdi adapted the play into an opera, his first opera based on a Shakespearean play. In 2011, the play inspired a novel by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson titled Macbeth: A Novel.

What to watch for

  • Macbeth is based in part on Raphael Holinshed's 1587 book Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
  • The play wasn't published until 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death. It was published by actor friends John Herminge and Henry Condell as part of his First Folio, which contained 36 plays.
  • The three sisters were also known as the weird sisters. However, weird had a different meaning in Shakespeare's day as it referred to their future-predicting ability.
  • There is a lot of superstition surrounding Macbeth. Legend has it that witches objected to the play from the beginning and cursed it, and since then, there have been various accidents and disasters surrounding the play.

Frequently asked questions

What is Macbeth about?

See Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth, which tells the harrowing tale of the psychological and physical effects of seeking power. The play stars David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife).

How do you get tickets for Macbeth?

Check the top of this page for current availability and exclusive offers on Macbeth tickets on TodayTix.

Which theatre is Macbeth at?

Macbeth is at London's Harold Pinter Theatre.

Who wrote Macbeth?

William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth.

Who directed Macbeth?

The show is directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi).

Is Macbeth appropriate for kids?

There are not currently any age guidelines for the play, but it is important to note that there are scenes of violence.

Is Macbeth good?

Macbeth has long been a theatre staple, performed for centuries worldwide. This performance boasts an exceptional cast, including Doctor Who’s David Tennant. Additionally, the sound design elevates this performance to the next level, helping transport audiences to 11th-century Scotland.

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