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Closed July 14, 2013

The real novelty of this production lies elsewhere: Mr. Cumming does not just play Macbeth but also all of the other significant roles in what is essentially a one-man, one-act hurtle through this Shakespearean tragedy.

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Why See Macbeth?

Set in a psychiatric unit, Cumming plays a psych patient who is reliving the story of Macbeth, inhabiting all of the doomed characters in Shakespeare's bloody masterpiece - without the need for an intermission.

Macbeth is set in a clinical room deep within a dark psychiatric unit. The lone patient, Cumming relives the infamous story and inhabites each role himself. Closed circuit television cameras watch his every move as the walls of the psychiatric ward come to life in a multi-media theatrical experience of Shakespeare's notorious tale of desire, ambition and the supernatural.

Two additional actors to be announced will join Cumming for the Broadway run.

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Additional Information


Previews from: 7 April 2013

Opening night: 7 April 2013


Suitable for ages 16+

Run time

1 hour and 45 minutes, no intermission

Cast and Creative


Alan Cumming
Jenny Sterlin
Brendan Titley


Directed ny John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg
Scenic and costume design by Merle Hensel
Lighting design by Natasha Chivers
Sound design by Fergus O'Hare
Video projection design by Ian William Galloway
Voice by Ros Steen
Movement by Christine Devaney
Music by Max Richter

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