“★ ★ ★ ★ ★”
“A triumph … which will go down as one of the Scottish Play’s great revivals.”
– The Daily Telegraph (UK)
“Fast, furious and unstoppable … this Macbeth [knocks] the breath out of everyone, audience included.”
– The New York Times
Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition and treachery gets a thrilling new life in the U.S. premiere of the electrifying production by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following its acclaimed sold-out run at the Manchester International Festival in England. Kenneth Branagh, in his first Shakespeare performance in more than a decade, is joined by Alex Kingston, in their highly-anticipated New York stage debuts, as the once great leader and his adored wife, who incites him to sell his soul in the quest for greater power.
Utilizing the Armory’s unique space and military history, this audacious staging brings to life one of Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedies in an intensely physical, fast-paced production that places the audience directly on the sidelines of battle. Blood, sweat, and the elements of nature can be directly felt as the action unfurls across a traverse stage, with heaven beckoning at one end and hell looming at the other.
Commissioned and produced by Park Avenue Armory and Manchester International Festival.
Support for this production has been provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Susan and Elihu Rose, and The Bodman Foundation.
This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photos of Macbeth from Manchester International Festival: John Persson
May 31–June 4 (Previews)
June 5 at 6:30pm (Opening)
June 6–22 (Performances)
Tuesday–Thursday at 7:00pm
Friday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
Wade Thompson Drill Hall
Tickets start at $19
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