Award-winning director Wils Wilson directed Reuben Joseph and Valene Kane as the Macbeths with a contemporary makeover of the Porter scene by comedian Stewart Lee.

In the foreground Duncan (Thérèse Bradley) and Macbeth (Reuben Joseph are in conversation, Duncan’s left hand is placed on Macbeth’s chest. Behind on the left is Fleance (Liam King) and on the right Donalbain (Amelia Isaac Jones) watching.
Macbeth 2023 featured Reuben Joseph in the title role
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Brutal actions have brutal consequences. The political and natural world is broken and the Macbeths seize the opportunity to rise through the ranks and control their destiny. But their ambitions unravel into a living nightmare in a world where boundaries are paper thin - between the natural and supernatural, love and hate, joy and despair.

Award-winning director Wils Wilson (Associate Director at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh) directed Reuben Joseph, straight from London’s West End as the title role of the multi award-winning musical Hamilton, and Valene Kane (The Fall) as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in a gripping, terrifying tale of the times.

Shakespeare’s enduringly popular play received a contemporary comedy makeover by comedian and screenwriter Stewart Lee, with a new rewritten scene for the Porter to reflect the darkly comic and satirical nature of the scene for a 2023 audience.

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Cast & Musicians

Malcolm - Shyvonne Ahmmad
Macduff - George Anton
Duncan / Siward - Thérèse Bradley
Musician - Anna Carter
Musician - Aaron Diaz
Witch - Amber Sylvia Edwards
Ensemble /Musician - Annie Grace
Ross - Ryan Hunter
Donalbain - Amelia Isaac Jones
Macbeth - Reuben Joseph
Lady Macbeth - Valene Kane
Lady Macduff - Emma King
Fleance - Liam King
Lennox - Kevin Lennon
Witch - Eilidh Loan
Bloody Captain/ Murderer/ Musician - Alasdair Macrae
Angus - Benjamin Osugo
Porter /Seyton - Alison Peebles
Musician - Elinor Peregrin
Witch - Dylan Read
Banquo - Anna Russell-Martin
First Murderer /Young Siward - Michael Wallace
Musician - Kevin Waterman



Director - Wils Wilson
Designer - Georgia McGuinness
Lighting - Kai Fischer
Music - Alasdair Macrae
Sound - Claire Windsor
Movement & Choreography - Julia Cheng
Fights - Kaitlin Howard
Casting Directors - Simone Pereira Hind & Anna Dawson
Voice & Text - Ros Steen
Music Associate - Katherine Gillham
Assistant Director - Lizzie Manwaring


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