English Touring Theatre’s Macbeth

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Full Casting Announced for UK & International Tour

ETT (English Touring Theatre) announces full casting for their new production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a co-production with Northern Stage, Shakespeare North Playhouse and Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

In ETT’s first international tour since the pandemic, Macbeth will open at Shakespeare North Playhouse on 6 September 2023, with previews from 1 September, running until 23 September, in a design unique to the Playhouse’s space. The production will then be remounted, opening at Northern Stage to mark the start of the tour, and then travels to New Wolsey Ipswich, Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Dubai Opera House, Cambridge Arts Theatre, The Landmark Theatre Ilfracombe, and in early 2024, to Bristol Old Vic and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford, with further tour dates to be announced.

With Mike Noble in the title role and Laura Elsworthy as Lady Macbeth, the cast includes Lola Aluko (Lennox), Jasmine Elcock (Malcolm), Brian Lonsdale (Banquo), Guy Rhys (Macduff), Coral Sinclair (Lady Macduff), Ross Waiton (Duncan) and Leo Wan (Ross).

'A struggling and divided nation, tearing itself apart. So, when the Macbeths see their chance at the crown, why shouldn't they take it?

But things don’t go according to plan. Dreams quickly turn to nightmares, humanity erodes, nature stirs. As society strives to make sense of the darkness that sits inside it, how long will it take for people to fight back against the endless cycle of violence and corruption?'

A visceral and contemporary new production that speaks to a world we find ourselves living in now, asking why has Macbeth haunted our fears and nightmares for centuries, and what lesson this cautionary tale is still urgently trying to communicate to us?

Tour Dates

  • Shakespeare North Playhouse: 1 – 23 September 2023
  • Press night: 6 September at 7pm
  • Northern Stage: 27 September – 7 October 2023
  • New Wolsey Ipswich: 17 – 21 October 2023
  • Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg: 25 – 28 October 2023
  • Dubai Opera House: 3 – 5 November 2023
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre: 8 – 11 November 2023
  • The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe: 14 – 18 November 2023
  • Bristol Old Vic: 25 January – 10 February 2024
  • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford: 20 – 24 February 2024

Further Information:  ETT - English Touring Theatre