Macbeth 1987 - 1988

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Macbeth is the great tragedy of the imagination. A man and a woman, bound together in ambition, are destroyed in a welter of blood. Cheek by Jowl’s ensemble conjures Shakespeare’s world of witchcraft, ghosts and apparitions in an hallucinatory experience of sound and shadow.


What’s done cannot be undone


Declan Donnellan’s dark, spare and forceful production of Macbeth for Cheek by Jowl is technically the most sophisticated in the company’s short history
The Observer



Produced by Cheek by Jowl

Venue City Country Date No. of Performances
Theatre Royal York UK 03/09/87 16
Arts Theatre Cambridge UK 21/09/87 7
Theatre Royal Wakefield UK 29/09/87 5
Civic Theatre Scunthorpe UK 06/10/87 7
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds UK 12/10/87 8
Gardner Centre Brighton UK 19/10/87 7
Harlequin Redhill UK 26/10/87 8
Theatre Royal Winchester UK 03/11/87 8
Donmar Warehouse London UK 11/11/87 29
Lyric Theatre Hammersmith London UK 02/02/88 17
Des McAleerDuncan/Macduff
MalcolmTimothy Walker
Donalbain/1st MurdererLloyd Owen
Sergeant/2nd MurdererGed McKenna
LennoxAnthony Dixon
RossLiam Halligan
MacbethKeith Bartlett
Banquo/DoctorRaymond Sawyer
AngusDuncan Duff
Lady MacbethLeslee Udwin
Fleance/Young MacduffSimon Bolton
Porter/Lady MacduffAnne White

DirectorDeclan Donnellan
Designer/Lighting DesignNick Ormerod
Fight DirectorJohn Waller
Joan WashingtonDialect Coach
Lighting DesignNick Kidd

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