This production directed by Trevor Nunn featured Ian McKellen as Macbeth and Judi Dench as Lady Macbeth.

Lady Macbeth, played by Judi Dench, takes the dagger from Macbeth, played by Ian McKellen

Theatre critic Michael Billington described our 1976 Macbeth

'Trevor Nunn's intimate revival in The Other Place took the curse off this notoriously difficult play. Ian McKellen's Macbeth showed murderous ambition bursting through the soldierly mask like a clown through a paper hoop; and Judi Dench's Lady Macbeth was no painted Gorgon but a startled novice dabbling in satanic powers. A great production that reclaimed the play for the modern age.'

Guardian, available online at: Four famous thanes

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