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Macbeth (2018)

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Adventurous new adaption. A compelling tale of unchecked ambition, soured friendship, lost intimacy and the descent into nihilism. A brand new re-telling of the classic Shakespeare novel, Macbeth.

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Kit Monkman

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Judith Buchanan (screenplay), Thomas Mattinson (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Mark Rowley ... Macbeth
Wunmi Mosaku ... Mother
Al Weaver ... Banquo
Wil Johnson ... Captain
Kelly Burke ... Lady Macduff
David Bradley ... Porter
Francesca Fowler ... Lady in Waiting
Valentine Pelka ... Siward
Alan McKenna ... Ross
Philippe Spall ... Seyton
James Atherton ... Second Murderer
Alex Sawyer ... Young Officer
John Albasiny ... Doctor
Charles Mnene ... Macduff
Charlie Hamblett ... Malcolm
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Brilliant young general Macbeth pulls off a glorious victory in battle before returning to an indolent court where honours are dispensed by whim. Spurred on by prophesying drifters and an ambitious wife, Macbeth sets his sights on the throne. In Kit Monkman's adventurous new adaptation, this compelling tale of unchecked ambition, soured friendship, lost intimacy and the descent into nihilism is encountered in a strange and claustrophobic territory partly conjured by the mind. Written by GSP Macbeth

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Fantastic fresh theatrical adaptation
26 May 2020 | by helenmurray-64745See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this version of a play I know well. It's very much theatre on film, so don't go in expecting a movie, but if you love theatre it's a great choice. I really liked the sets, the actors were fantastic, especially Macbeth and it was nice to see Lady Macbeth played without the edge of hysteria so many productions give her. Shakespeare's work is so rich we see new things in it even after 400 years and each generation discovers a way it speaks to them. This production merges the traditional with the 21st century and I think it gets away from the current obsession with realistic violence and high fantasy (looking at you Game of Thrones) and back to the psychology of the individuals, which is timeless and universal.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

13 March 2018 (UK) See more »

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Macbeth See more »

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