The Royal Shakespeare Companycontinue their residency at the Albery Theatre with a brand new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth
Starring Greg Hicks as Macbeth, and Sian Thomas as Lady Macbeth. Directed by Dominic Cooke
Macbeth and Banquo, generals in the service of Duncan, King of Scotland, are returning victorious from battle when they are hailed by three witches who offer a prophesy. The first part of the prophesy is soon fulfilled and encouraged by this, and playing on her husband's ambition, Lady Macbeth persuades him to murder Duncan while he is a guest at their castle. Malcolm, Duncan's son and heir, flees to England for safety. Macbeth, now King of Scotland, has Banquo murdered in an attempt to secure his own position, but Banquo's ghost appears to him at a banquet. Macbeth visits the witches again. They warn him to beware of Macduff, a noble who has also fled to England, but assure him that he cannot be harmed by any man born of woman. Macbeth orders the murder of Macduff's wife and children.