NATIONAL THEATRE TO TOUR RUFUS NORRIS’ NEW PRODUCTION OF MACBETH TO WOLVERHAMPTON IN 2019.
In autumn 2018 into 2019 following its sold-out London run, the National Theatre will tour Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy, MACBETH. This epic and visually daring production will embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 March 2019.
Sleep no more…The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Directed by NT Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.
Rufus Norris said, “I’m delighted that Macbeth will be touring the UK and Ireland following its run in the Olivier Theatre earlier in the year. We’re really excited by what is coming out of the rehearsal room and it’s particularly rewarding to be able to take this brilliant play to so many towns and cities. We fully intend to give audiences a fresh and dynamic view of this timeless classic.”
Set design by Rae Smith, associate set design by Aaron Marsden, costume design by Moritz Junge, lighting design by James Farncombe, movement direction by Imogen Knight, music by Orlando Gough, sound design by Paul Arditti and fight direction by Kev McCurdy and Jeremy Barlow. The Associate Director is Liz Stevenson.
Casting to be announced.
MACBETH is produced on tour by the National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
MACBETH on Tour in partnership with Lloyds Bank Private Banking. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s cross-border touring programme and by The Royal National Theatre Foundation.
MACBETH will be on sale from 10am on Thursday 15th March to Friends Of The Grand and from 11am on Wednesday 21st March to general public to book online and over the phone and 12pm to general public in person at the Box Office. Tickets can be bought online at grandtheatre.co.uk, by calling 01902 42 92 12 or in person at the Box office.