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Citizen's Theatre

The Macbeths

Fri 12 Oct 2018

14+ | 70mins

Focusing on the relationship between one of the most famous killers in literature and his ambitious wife.

Friends Discount applicable

£13.50 / £11.50 Conc / £6 Students

‘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.


...a thrilling and visceral new way into one of Shakespeare’s most familiar plays. - Daily Record 

...a rich evening of theatre for anyone who loves Macbeth, and also loves to see it reborn, in ever more challenging forms. - The Scotsman