Macbeth

King's Theatre
2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9LQ
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Shakespeare's story of the clansman Macbeth driven to murder and advancement by his wife.

Sung in English. Macbeth has heard a prophecy, given to him by three hags, that he will become King. His wife, spurred by ambition, persuades him to seize his opportunity and kill Duncan, who currently sits on the throne. Murder follows murder, and soon Macbeth has the blood of two men on his hands. Haunted by apparitions, visions and guilt, he returns to the witches for guidance, but their words give him little comfort in his future. Revival of the 2005 production.