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(The Tragedy of) Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

Productions

Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1910
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1931
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1946
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1949
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1952
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1955
The Old Vic, 1958/1959 Season
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1962, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1967, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1974, RSC
The Other Place, 1976
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1982, RSC
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1986, RSC
RSC UK Tour, 1994
UK Tour, 1997
Shakespeare's Globe, 2001
Almeida Theatre, 2005
Birmingham REP/Repertory Theatre, 2016

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1910

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownFrank Benson
UnknownMrs Benson

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1931

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownRandle Ayrton
UnknownDorothy Massingham

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1946

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownRobert Harris
UnknownValerie Taylor

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1949
Director: Anthony Quayle

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownGodfrey Tearle
UnknownDiana Wynyard

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
1952
Producer: John Gielgud. Scenery: John Gielgud and Michael Northen.
Costumes: Kenneth Rowe. Incidental Music: Antony Hopkins. Fights arranged by Patrick Crean.

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CharacterPlayed By
First WithcJoan MacArthur
Second WitchKenneth Wynne
Third WitchEdward Atienza
Duncan, King of ScotlandPowys Thomas
Malcolm, his sonLaurence Harvey
A Wounded Sergeant/Siward, Earl of NorthumberlandMervyn Blake
Lennox, Nobleman of ScotlandPeter Halliday
Ross, Nobleman of ScotlandDavid Dodimead
Macbeth, General of the King's ArmyRalph Richardson
Banquo, General of the King's ArmyRaymond Westwell
Angus, a Nobleman of ScotlandRonald Hines
Lady MacbethMargaret Leighton
Messenger at Inverness/A Lord/
Servant at Dusinane
Leo Ciceri
Fleance, son to Banquo/
Second Apparition
Richard Martin
A Porter/Caithness, Nobleman of ScotlandEric Evans
Macduff, a Nobleman of ScotlandJack Gwillim
Donalbain, son to Duncan/
Third Apparition
Alexander Davion
An Old ManMichael Hayes
Seyton, attendant to MacbethAlan Townsend
First MurdererBrendon Barry
Second MurdererWilliam Peacock
Third MurdererIan Bannen
First ApparitionJohn Calvert Lee
Lady MacduffSiobhan McKenna
Boy, son to MacduffThomas Moore
Messenger at FifeMichael Turner
A DoctorPhilip Morant
A Gentlewoman, attending on Lady MacbethJoan MacArthur
Menteith, Nobleman of ScotlandJohn Turner
Messenger at DusinaneAubrey Woods
Young SiwardJerome Willis
Lords, Soldiers and AttendantsCharles Howard, Peter Johnson,
John Nettleton, James Wellman

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1955
Director: Glen Byam Shaw

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownVivien Leigh
UnknownLaurence Olivier

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The Old Vic
1958/1959 Season. First performance: 17th December 1958
The Old Vic Company. Producer: Douglas Seale. Decor and Costumes: Desmond Heeley.
Music Composer: Christopher Wheelen. Fight Arrangers: Bernard Hepton and John Greenwood

CharacterPlayed By
First WitchRoaslind Atkinson
Second WitchSilvia Francis
Third WitchJuliet Cooke
Duncan, King of ScotlandDerek Francis
Malcolm, the King's elder sonJeremy Kemp
A SergeantDaniel Thorndike
LennoxBarrie Ingham
RossDennis Chinnery
MacbethMichael Hordern
BanquoJack May
Lady MacbethBeatrix Lehmann
Seyton, servant to MacbethEdward Hardwicke
Fleance, son to BanquoJuliet Cooke
A PorterNorman Scace
MacduffJohn Phillips
Donalbain, the King's younger sonJohn Barcroft
A DoctorDaniel Thorndike
First MurdererCharles West
Second MurdererGerald James
First ApparitionMartin Redpath
Second ApparitionJean Conroy
Third ApparitionDavina Beswick
Lady MacduffPauline Letts
Son to Lady MacduffJimmy Parnell
Son to Lady MacduffRobert O'Leary
Messenger to Lady MacduffJohn Church
A GentlewomanRosalind Atkinson
A ServantGordon Gardner
A SoldierPeter Van Greenaway

Lords, Gentlemen, Officers, Soldiers and Attendants: John Barcroft, Michael Bevis, John Church, Michael Danvers-Walker, Desmond Davies, Philip Elsmore, Ronald Falk, Gordon Gardner, Peter Van Greenaway, Gerald James, Peter Moynihan, Christopher Owen, Martin Redpath, John Scarborough, Nicholas Simons, Charles West, Davina Beswick, Jean Conroy, Juliet Cooke, Silvia Francis.

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1962
RSC production. Director: Donald Mcwhinnie

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownEric Porter
UnknownIrene Worth

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1967
RSC production. Director: Peter Hall

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownPaul Scofield

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1974
RSC production. Director: Trevor Nunn

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownNicol Williamson
UnknownHelen Mirren

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The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon
1976
Director: Trevor Nunn

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownIan McKellen
WitchSusan Drury
WitchJudith Harte
WitchMarie Kean

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre
1982
RSC production. Director: Howard Davies

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownBob Peck
UnknownSara Kestelman

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
First performance: 6th November 1986
RSC production. Director: Adrian Noble.
Designer: Bob Crowley. Lighting: Mark Henderson.
Music/Sound Score: Geoffrey Burgon. Sound: John A Leonard.
Fights: Mallcolm Ranson. Music Director: Michael Tubbs.
Assistant Director: Lucy Rohan Bailey. Design Assistant: Jill Jowett.

CharacterPlayed By
First WitchDilys Laye
Second Witch
Understudy Gentlewoman
Susan Porrett
Third Witch
Understudy Lady Macduff
Joely Richardson
DuncanAlfred Burke
MalcolmNicholas Woodeson
Donalbain
Understudy Malcolm/Young Siward/Seyton
Patrick Bailey
Bloody SergeantJoseph Mydell
RossDavid Killick
AngusMax Gold
Menteith
Understudy Porter/First Murderer
Jeremy Pearce
Caithness
Understudy Ross/Scottish Doctor/Old Siward/Second Murderer
Stan Pretty
LennoxPaul Venables
MacbethJonathan Pryce
BanquoHugh Quarshie
Lady MacbethSinead Cusack
Seyton
Understudy Banquo
Patrick Robinson
FleanceBenjamin Fellowes
First Murderer
Understudy Macduff
Max Gold
Second Murderer
Understudy Old Man/English Doctor/Bloody Sergeant
Roger Watkins
PorterDavid Troughton
MacduffPeter Guinness
Old Man
Understudy Duncan
Dennis Edwards
Lady Macduff
Understudy Lady Macbeth
Penny Downie
Young MacduffAndrew Bailey/Jacob Wilson
Macduff's daughterHenrietta Smethurst/Hannah Young
Macduff's sonJames Macaro/Jon Paul Streets
English DoctorStan Pretty
Gentlewoman
Understudy Witches
Rosalind Boxall
Scottish DoctorJoseph Mydell
Old Siward
Understudy Macbeth
John Patrick
Young Siward
Understudy Messengers/Lennox/Donalbain
Mark Lindley
Musicians
HornPeter Morris
HornDavid Statham
TromboneGareth Richards
PercussionJames Jones
PercussionClifford Pick
Music DirectorMichael Tubbs
Voice, on tapeSuzanne Flowers

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RSC UK Tour 1994 (after Stratford-upon-Avon season)
2nd- 7th May, Theatre Royal Nottingham
9th - 14th May, Theatre Royal Norwich
16th - 21st May, Lyceum Theatre Sheffield
23rd - 28th May, Theatre Royal Bath
30th May - 4th June, Alhambra Theatre Bradford
6th - 11th June, King's Theatre Edinburgh
13th - 18th June, Theatre Royal Glasgow
20th - 25th June, Theatre Royal Newcastle
Director: Adrian Noble.

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownDerek Jacobi
UnknownCheryl Campbell

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UK Tour 1997
9th October - ?, Theatre Royal Bristol
4th - 8th November, Liverpool Royal Court Theatre
11 - 15th November, Belfast Grand Opera House
18th - 22nd November, Bradford Alhambra Theatre
25th - 29th November, Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
2nd - 6th December, Theatre Royal Nottingham
Rebeck Penny and Bristol Old Vic production.
Director: George Costigan. Designer: Ashley Martin-Davies.
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable. Musical Director and Composer: John O'Hara.
Fight Designer: Malcolm Ranson. Sound Designer: Matt Valentine.

Cast at Nottingham
CharacterPlayed By
1st Witch/GentlewomanAvril Elgar
2nd Witch/Lady Macduff
Understudy Lady Macbeth
Phyllida Hancock
3rd Witch/Fleance/
Young Macduff
Andrew Lee Potts
King Duncan/Porter/
Doctor
Richard Howard
MalcolmChiwetel Ejiofor
Bloody Sergeant/Seyton
Understudy Macbeth
Andrew Tansey
RossGarrick Hagon
LennoxChu Omambala
MacbethPete Postlewaite
BanquoNick Brimble
MacduffJohn Benfield
Lady MacbethPatricia Kerrigan
Understudy Witches/Lady MacduffCathy Rakoff
Understudy Malcolm/Seyton/
Ross/Lennox
Patrick Marlowe
Understudy Duncan/Porter/
Banquo/Macduff
Derk Hewitson

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Shakespeare's Globe
2001 Celtic Season
Master Of Play: Tim Carroll, performed by the Red Company.

CharacterPlayed By
King Duncan of Scotland/
Doctor to Lady Macbeth
Terry McGinity
Malcolm, his eldest sonChu Omambala
Donalbain, King Duncan's youngest son/
Fleance, Banquo's son
Mark Springer
A Captain in Duncan's army/
Weird Sister
Colin Hurley
Macbeth, Thane of GlamisJasper Britton
Lady Macbeth, his wifeEve Best
Porter at Macbeth's castle &
Seyton, servant of Macbeth/
Weird Sister
Paul Chahidi
Waiting-Gentlewoman, to Lady Macbeth/
Lady Macduff, Macduff's wife
Hilary Tones
Murderer attending on Macbeth/
Angus, a Scottish Thane
Jan Knightley
Murderer attending on Macbeth/
Lennox, a Scottish Thane
Richard Attlee
Banquo, a Scottish ThanePatrick Brennan
Macduff, Thane of FifeLiam Brennan
Ross, a Scottish ThaneJonathan Oliver
Weird SisterLiza Hayden

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Almeida Theatre
First performance: 13th January 2005
Direction: John Caird. Design and Costumes: Christopher Oram.
Lighting: Neil Austin. Sound: John Leonard.

CharacterPlayed By
The Weird SistersAnn Firbank
The Weird SistersJane Thorne
The Weird SistersJanet Whiteside
MacbethSimon Russell Beale
Lady MacbethEmma Fielding
Duncan/Old SiwardWilliam Gaunt
MalcolmTom Burke
Donalbain/young SiwardBen Lambert
BanquoSilas Carson
CaptainRichard Stacey
RossBilly Carter
LennoxTom McKay
MacduffPaul Higgins
Lady MacduffSara Powell
PorterJohn Rogan
SeytonRichard Stacey
MurdererBen Lambert
DoctorJohn Rogan
ChildrenLewis Crutch
ChildrenKaira Kalifornia
ChildrenRena Lutla
ChildrenAfrica Nile
ChildrenStuart Rennie
ChildrenGreg Sheffield
ChildrenFlora Turner
ChildrenAnnella West

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Birmingham REP/Repertory Theatre
26th - 30th January 2016 (premiered at Young Vic 26th November 2015)
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Young Vic and HOME co-production.
Directors: Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin.
Set Designer: Lizzie Clachan. Costume Designer: Merle Hensel.
Lighting Designer: Neil Austin. Music: Clark.
Sound Designer: David McSeveney. Casting: Amy Ball.
Assistant Director: Finn Den Hertog. Trainee Assistant Director: Michal Keyamo.

CharacterPlayed By
Duncan/MacduffNicholas Burns
RossMark Ebulué
MurdererThomasin Gülgeç
MacbethJohn Heffernan
MalcolmBen Lamb
Lady Macduff/LennoxCassie Layton
Lady MacbethAnna Maxwell Martin
Witch/ChildAna Beatriz Meireles
Witch/ChildJessie Oshodi
BanquoPrasanna Puwanarajah
PorterIra Mandela Siobhan
Witch/ChildClemmie Sveaas

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