Macbeth at Oxford Playhouse
The Watermill Theatre takes its bold and highly acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth to Oxford Playhouse from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 September.
Playing side-by-side, Artistic Director Paul Hart’s visceral production is presented by the Newbury-based theatre’s celebrated resident Shakespeare company, The Watermill Ensemble, whose previous successes have also included Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night.
Macbeth, which played at the Watermill Theatre in March this year, starring Billy Postlethwaite, was described by The Guardian as “dazzling” and “a show that burns with purpose, passion and energy to spare”. This blood-soaked tale of the “butcher and his fiendlike queen” is set against the electrifying soundtrack of Jonny Cash and The Rolling Stones performed live by an accomplished cast of actor musicians.
Watermill Theatre Artistic Director Paul Hart says, “The aim is to create new Shakespeare productions that excite and engage audiences of all ages and walks of life. To be taking this work from the Watermill to these major theatres across the country is incredibly exciting. It’s a great opportunity for us to share our unique style of work that combines Shakespeare’s astonishing language with physical theatre and live music to create bold new versions of these great plays.”
Tickets for Macbeth at Oxford Playhouse start at £10 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at www.oxfordplayhouse.com .