The British Comedy Award and BAFTA winner penned a new, contemporary version of the drunken Porter's speech for our 2023 production.

Director Wils Wilson, Alison Peebles and Stewart Lee in rehearsals for Macbeth

Award-winning comedian Stewart Lee has penned a new, contemporary version of the Porter scene in Wils Wilson’s 2023 production of Shakespeare’s gripping and brutal tragedy.

The character of the drunken Porter is seen in Act 2, as Macduff and Lennox come to call on Duncan, and is regarded as darkly comedic. The role is played by Scottish actor Alison Peebles.

Here Stewart talks about the importance of the scene and how its rewriting gives it a new sense of purpose for modern audiences.

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