Macbeth comes to Hull
The National Theatre is set to return to Hull in 2019 with Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy, Macbeth.
Following on from the company’s success with Hedda Gabler in 2017, this epic and visually daring production comes to Hull, one of only two Yorkshire venues, from 5-9 February 2019, as part of an 18-date tour of the UK and Ireland.
Sleep no more…The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Directed by NT Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.
Rufus Norris said: “I’m delighted that Macbeth will be touring the UK and Ireland following its run in the Olivier Theatre earlier in the year. We’re really excited by what is coming out of the rehearsal room and it’s particularly rewarding to be able to take this brilliant play to so many towns and cities. We fully intend to give audiences a fresh and dynamic view of this timeless classic.”
Casting to be announced. Tickets for Macbeth will be on sale from 6 March from the Hull City Hall box office or by calling 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.