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Macbeth review – Ralph Fiennes’ monstrous monarch wages war in a warehouse
Staged in a hangar-like venue strewn with the charred remnants of battle, Simon Godwin’s intelligent production puts violent conflict to the fore

Arifa Akbar

30, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: That Face, Macbeth and Dance Umbrella
Our roundup of stage shows to watch at home includes a revival of Polly Stenham’s debut play, London’s international dance festival and Patrick Stewart suffering toil and trouble

Chris Wiegand

01, Oct, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘You don’t know what you might have set upon yourself’: the best descriptions of ambition in literature
The last word, our series about emotions in books, focuses on those who are determined to succeed this month, from Lady Macbeth to Flaubert’s privileged college boys

Sophie Ratcliffe

07, Sep, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Macbeth review – zombies, haggis and a little bit of disco
Horror-movie witches haunt the unhappy couple throughout this touring co-production. It’s one of many interesting ideas that are dropped too soon

Mark Fisher

07, Sep, 2023 @9:52 AM

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Macbeth review – a strenuously fresh reading with one-liners by Stewart Lee
Benefitting from a Scottish cast and a rewritten Porter’s speech by Lee, Wils Wilson’s production gets at the demonic drive of people desperate for power but hopeless in office

Mark Lawson

01, Sep, 2023 @9:59 AM

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Macbeth review – Max Bennett’s jokey king is clearly unfit to govern
Gender swapped roles shed new light on dark days in a production – complete with gruesome bodybags and references to fake news – that feels aptly aligned to our times

Mark Lawson

03, Aug, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Bard jokes: how music-hall greats inspired Stewart Lee to meddle with Macbeth
The stand-up comedian describes how he gave a modern twist to the Porter’s dark jokes in a new RSC production directed by Wils Wilson

Stewart Lee

08, Jul, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Mine’s lobster and champagne’: Judi Dench reveals secret onstage supper at Shakespeare play
The Oscar-winning star discusses her Shakespearean roles and the characters she brought to life in watercolours in her new book

Dalya Alberge

18, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Hamilton star Reuben Joseph to play Macbeth for the RSC
The West End actor says the Shakespearean role has ‘the disastrous consequences of ambition’ in common with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical

Chris Wiegand

12, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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The best theatre to stream this month: Blues for An Alabama Sky, Macbeth and more
Our roundup of drama to enjoy at home includes the National Theatre’s Pearl Cleage revival and David Tennant taking on the Scottish king for the first time

Chris Wiegand

01, Jun, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Cush Jumbo to join David Tennant in Macbeth at London’s Donmar Warehouse
The actor, who has previously starred as Hamlet at the Young Vic, is to play Lady Macbeth among a wave of star-powered Shakespeare productions this year

Chris Wiegand

15, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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David Tennant to play Macbeth at Donmar Warehouse
The actor will take to the stage as the Scottish king in December, in the last production of the London theatre’s 30th-anniversary season

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

05, May, 2023 @10:12 AM

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