Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armory

Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition and treachery gets a thrilling new life in the U.S. premiere of the electrifying production by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following its acclaimed sold-out run at the Manchester International Festival in England. Kenneth Branagh, in his first Shakespeare performance in more than a decade, is joined by Alex Kingston, in their highly-anticipated New York stage debuts, as the once great leader and his adored wife, who incites him to sell his soul in the quest for greater power.

 

Utilizing the Armory’s unique space and military history, this audacious staging brings to life one of Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedies in an intensely physical, fast-paced production that places the audience directly on the sidelines of battle. Blood, sweat, and the elements of nature can be directly felt as the action unfurls across a traverse stage, with heaven beckoning at one end and hell looming at the other.

 

PERFORMANCES

 

June 6–20 (Performances)

Tuesday–Thursday at 7:00pm

Friday–Saturday at 8:00pm

Sunday at 2:00pm

June 21–22

Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm

Sunday at 2:00pm

Wade Thompson Drill Hall

Limited Availability

 

 

CAST AND CREW

 

Directors: Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh

Cast: David Annen, Andy Apollo, Elliot Balchin, Nari Blair-Mangat, Norman Bowman, Kenneth Branagh, Charlie Cameron, Richard Coyle, Jordan Dean, Patrick Neil Doyle, Laura Elsworthy, Tom Godwin, Cody Green, Edward Harrison, Alex Kingston, Dylan Clark Marshall, Stuart Neal, John Shrapnel, Harry Lister Smith, Zachary Spicer, Scarlett Strallen, Dominic Thorburn, Kate Tydman, Anjana Vasan, Alexander Vlahos, Katie West, Benny Young, Jimmy Yuill

Set and Costume Designer: Christopher Oram

Composer: Patrick Doyle

Lighting Designer: Neil Austin

Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt

Fight Director: Terry King

Hair & Make-up Consultant: Carol Hemming

Illusion Consultant: Paul Kieve

Associate Designer: Lee Newby

Associate Choreographer: Chris Bailey

Music Programmer: Rupert Cross

Text Advisor: Russell Jackson

Casting Director: Anne McNulty, CDG

Additional New York Casting: Telsey + Company

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