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The most beautiful Macbeth you will ever see.

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Why See NINAGAWA Macbeth?

A Stunning Staging

Yukio Ninagawa's adaptation of Macbeth is one of the great works of world theatre. First performed in 1980, it transports the Bard's tale of murderous revenge from medieval Scotland to 16th Century Japan, replacing bedraggled kings and warriors with sword-wielding samurais. Famously gorgeously realised, Ninagawa's Macbeth plays out among cherry tress, while a score that is equal parts Buddhist chanting and Samuel Barber lends the work a haunting, mystical air.

This revival, playing the Lincoln Center as part of a worldwide tour, features Japanese stars Masachika Ichimura as Macbeth and Yuko Tanaka as Lady Macbeth.

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Opening night: 21 July 2018

Run time

2 hours and 45 minutes, including 45 minutes

And before you stop reading

Performed in Japanese with English supertitles. Image by Takahiro Watanabe

Cast and Creative


Masachika Ichimura as Macbeth
Yuko Tanaka as Lady Macbeth


Written by William Shakespeare
Translated by Yushi Odashima
Directed by Yukio Ninagawa

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3 reviews, average rating: (4.7 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Jason M: “Hauntingly beautiful”

I had the pleasure of seeing Ninagawa's Macbeth at Lincoln Center on July... more

SH: “Ninagawa Macbeth is one of the best Macbeth's I've ever seen”

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