Shakespeare’s most brilliant and bloody tragedy is returning to Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre this autumn.
Macbeth will be staged at the historic Hanover Street theatre from 4 – 9 October in a thrilling adaptation from the award-winning Daniel Taylor Productions.
The production was performed to acclaim in March 2019 and returns to the theatre due to unprecedented demand.
Set in the aftermath of a ruinous civil war in Scotland, the powerful production explores the damaging psychological effects of war, betrayal and political ambition of those who seek power for its own sake.
When brave general Macbeth receives a startling prophecy from three witches that one day he will sit on the Scottish throne, it sets in train a series of bloody events which threaten to tear both the country – and the ambitious Macbeth’s life – apart.
Shakespeare wrote his ‘Scottish play’ in the early years of the reign of James I, the Edinburgh-born son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and its first public performance came at London’s Globe Theatre in April 1611.