It’s now just days until previews begin for Manchester International Festival’s Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston. With its Manchester run completely sold out, National Theatre Live will broadcast this highly anticipated production live to cinemas across the UK on 20 July.
National Theatre Live will broadcast Manchester International Festival’s electrifying new production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as the Scottish king, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth.
Directed by Rob Ashford (Anna Christie, Parade and A Streetcar Named Desire at the Donmar Warehouse) and Kenneth Branagh, Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.
Having sold out its entire run at the Manchester International Festival in a staggering nine minutes, don’t miss your chance to see this eagerly awaited production at a cinema near you.
Macbeth in the news
‘The man who would be king’
The Independent anticipates Kenneth Branagh’s return to the stage in Macbeth.
‘Lady Macbeth freaked me out’
Alex Kingston talks to the Guardian about the strange impact of the Scottish play on her life.
‘Why I can’t wait to play MancBeth’
Kenneth Branagh tells the MEN of his delight at bringing ‘Shakespeare’s evil king’ to Manchester.
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- The performance will be shown in the Pictureville Cinema of the National Media Museum, Bradford, at 8.30pm on Saturday July 20. Tickets £12.50.