Macbeth is the inaugural production in a season of productions to be directed by Olivier Award winner Jamie Lloyd in Trafalgar Studios, set to be the theatre destination of 2013.
James McAvoy (The Last King Of Scotland, Atonement, X-Men) will star “in this nihilistic vision of chaos, played out with breathless momentum and visceral passion.”
From Trafalgar: “Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy is re-imagined in post-apocalyptic separatist Scotland. In this toxic dystopia, mysticism and witchcraft are interfused with hallucinogenic drugs as Macbeth begins his crusade of pathological ambition. Spurred on by arrogance, paranoia and the eroticism of murder, his struggle for power explores the corrosive potential of the human mind and exposes the ugliness of a society brutalized by war and tyranny. Set to be the hottest ticket of the year.”