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Closed June 22, 2014

Fast, furious and unstoppable - this Macbeth [knocks] the breath out of everyone, audience included.

The New York Times

Why See Macbeth?

Macbeth as You've Never Seen Him Before

After receiving rave reviews in 2012 by the New York Times, this thrilling production will be re-staged for the Wade Thompson Drill Hall to combine both incredible vision and an unconventional approach with the Armory's unique space and military history to allow you to relive this timeless story in a powerful new way.

Kenneth Branagh makes his highly anticipated New York stage debut - as well as the first Shakespearean role in over a decade - alongside taking a seat in the director's chair. He stars as Macbeth alongside Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth, who will also be making her New York stage debut. In addition to the creative talents of the costume, set and make-up designers, directors Rob Ashford and Branagh will be working with a specialised fight director as well as an illusion consultant.

An Immersive Shakespeare Experience

The original Manchester (UK) Festival production took place in a deconsecrated church, with audience members sitting on real pews. This New York production strives to be just as innovative, pushing the boundaries of traditional theatre and creating a unique immersive experience, where the blood of the battle field and unpredictable elements of nature are more than just stage effects.

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Additional Information


Previews from: 31 May 2014

Opening night: 5 June 2014


May not be suitable for younger audience members

Run time

Two hours long

And before you stop reading

This unique production has the audience seated on church style bench seating immediately next to the action. Patrons seated in the first four rows should be aware that they may get splashed by elements used in the show such as water and mud.

Cast and Creative


Kenneth Branagh as Macbeth
Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth
Richard Coyle as Macduff
Scarlett Strallen as Lady Macduff
Tom Godwin as Porter
Edward Harrison as Lennox
Dylan Clark Marshall - Swing
Zachary Spicer - Swing
Kate Tydman - Swing

David Annen, Andy Apollo, Elliot Balchin, Nari Blair-Mangat, Norman Bowman, Charlie Cameron, Jordan Dean, Patrick Neil Doyle, Laura Elsworthy, Cody Green, Stuart Neal, John Shrapnel, Harry Lister Smith, Dominic Thorburn, Anjana Vasan, Alexander Vlahos, Katie West, Benny Young and Jimmy Yuill.


Written by William Shakespeare
Directors: Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh
Set and Costume Designer: Christopher Oram
Composer: Patrick Doyle
Lighting Designer: Neil Austin
Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt
Casting Director: Anne McNulty, CDG
Associate Designer: Lee Newby
Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory and Manchester International Festival

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Peter S. Tisch ESQ: “Best Production Ever despite the seats”

I got rush tickets through sold inc (professional line sitters) for only... more

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