Macbeth 2018-01-23T11:12:57+00:00

“A beautiful moving work of art… A deeply compelling intervention in the screen history of Shakespeare.”

British Shakespeare Association

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is as relevant today as when it was first performed. We experience the internal anguish of one man’s desperate fall, and see a leader who promised so much overcome by imaginings and guilt as he descends into madness. Macbeth’s world is claustrophobic, dark and equivocal, a space in which, ‘nothing is but what is not’.

This radical new adaptation puts the audience’s engagement with the story centre-stage, amplifying the theatrical context of the original whilst creating truly innovative and thrilling cinematic vistas. The film magnifies the raw, dark, imaginative power of the text with an extraordinary, dynamic modern aesthetic – making the play both viscerally entertaining and giving it contemporary relevance. It is a feast not just for the eye, but also for the audience’s imaginations.

Latest News

Birds in Macbeth

February 13th, 2018|

Birds make frequent, and often noisy, appearances in Macbeth. There are sparrows, eagles, ravens, ‘martlets’ (house martens), owls, falcons, crows, chickens, kites…

Multiple Macbeths 2018

January 3rd, 2018|

News items in The Times and The Daily Mail, along with a feature by Michael Billington in the Guardian, have all focussed on the plethora of Macbeths arriving this March...

Preview Screening

December 8th, 2017|

Preview screenings in London, York, USA and at the Gdansk Shakespeare Festival have garnered the following reviews from first-time viewers / visiting Shakespeareans...