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When the Macbeths see their chance at the crown, why shouldn't they take it?

‘Despite being driven by the Macbeths’ internal conflicts and desires, Twyman’s production finds humanity in its most visceral moments.’ The Stage
‘One of the most unique and innovative productions of Macbeth I have seen.’ Broadway World
‘Dagger-sharp, this is Succession meets Fleabag.’ The Times
‘Richard Twyman’s direction, which is confident and brings a modern, fresh slant to the play.’ Liverpool Echo
‘An impressive spectacle.’ WhatsOnStage
‘This Macbeth - from the 30-year-old inspirational ETT - is a joy ... a delightfully dark joy, that is.’ Wirral Globe
‘A thrilling production. ’ The Reviews Hub

A visceral and contemporary new production that speaks to a world we find ourselves living in now, asking why has Macbeth haunted our fears and nightmares for centuries and what lesson is this cautionary tale still urgently trying to communicate to us? 

A struggling and divided nation, tearing itself apart. So, when the Macbeths see their chance at the crown, why shouldn’t they take it? 

But things don’t go according to plan. Dreams quickly turn to nightmares, humanity erodes, nature stirs. As society strives to make sense of the darkness that sits inside it, how long will it take for people to fight back against the endless cycle of violence and corruption? 

An ETT production, in association with Bristol Old Vic. Originally co-produced by ETT, Shakespeare North Playhouse, Northern Stage & Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

This production contains strobe lighting and other strong lighting effects, as well as loud noises.

Content guidance: Murder, Infanticide, inference of child loss, stage blood, and violence against women. 

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ETT supports the Anti-Racism Touring Rider which you can read about here.


Shakespeare North Playhouse

1 - 23 Sep 2023

Northern Stage

27 Sep - 7 Oct 2023

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

17 - 21 Oct 2023

Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

25 - 28 Oct 2023

Dubai Opera House

3 - 5 Nov 2023

Cambridge Arts Theatre

8 - 11 Nov 2023

The Landmark, Ilfracombe

14 - 18 Nov 2023

Bristol Old Vic

25 Jan - 10 Feb 2024

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guilford

20 - 24 Feb 2024

Worthing Theatre

5 - 8 Mar 2024

Oxford Playhouse

12 - 16 Mar 2024

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

28 Feb - 29 Mar 2025 Tickets →

Rehearsal Gallery


Creative Team


Richard Twyman


Basia Bińkowska

Lighting Designer

Azusa Ono

Sound Designer

Tingying Dong

Casting Director

Lotte Hines

Fight Director

Kevin McCurdy

Projection Designer

Will Duke

Music Consultant

David Colvin

Movement Director

Elinor Randle

Associate Director

Rachael Walsh

Academic Consultant & Additional Text by

Emma Whipday

Stage Management and Production

Company Stage Manager

Heather Cooper

Deputy Stage Manager (2023/24 Tour)

Sophia Horrocks

Deputy Stage Manager (2024)

Jen Davey

Assistant Stage Manager

Yasmin Cordelia Brook

Production Manager

Matt Ledbury

Associate Production Manager

Lisa Hood

Production Sound & Sound No. 1

Adam Hutton

Wardrobe Supervisor

Holly Beth Robinson

Video Programmer

David Butler

Video Programmer

Grace Duff

Associate Lighting Designer & Tour Relighter

Jack Hathaway

Children’s Administrator

Denise Smith

Associate Director Mentor

Anna Girvan



2023-24 Tour Mike Noble

Lady Macbeth

2023-24 Tour Laura Elsworthy


2023 Tour Lola Aluko


2023 Tour Jasmine Elcock


2024 Tour Hanora Kamen


2024 Tour Nadi Kemp-Sayfi


2024 Tour Hayley Konadu


2023-24 Tour Brian Lonsdale


2023-24 Tour Guy Rhys

Lady Macduff

2023-24 Tour Coral Sinclair


2023-24 Tour Ross Waiton


2023-24 Tour Leo Wan