Cast and Creative Team Announced for BAM's Macbeth, Starring Patrick Stewart

News   Cast and Creative Team Announced for BAM's Macbeth, Starring Patrick Stewart Complete casting has been announced for the U.S. premiere of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Macbeth starring Patrick Stewart.

The production, which transferred from the Chichester Festival to the West End's Gielgud Theatre on Sept. 21, concluded its West End engagement Dec. 1. Stewart and company will arrive at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater Feb. 12, 2008, for a limited engagement through Mar. 22, 2008.

Under the direction of Rupert Goold, Macbeth – set in a "subterranean kitchen that serves as a military hospital in a timeless and nameless country" – features Stewart in the title role with a British cast including Kate Fleetwood (Lady Macbeth), Paul Shelley (Duncan), Scott Handy (Malcolm), Ben Carpenter (Donalbain), Martin Turner (Banquo), Michael Feast (Macduff), Mark Rawlings (Lennox), Tim Treloar (Ross), Bill Nash (Angus), Christopher Knott (Old Seyward), Oliver Birch (Lady Macbeth’s servant), Christopher Patrick Nolan (Seyton), Hywel John (Bloody Sergeant), Suzanne Burden (Lady Macduff), Polly Frame, Niamh McGrady and Sophie Hunter (Witches).

Creative duties for Macbeth will be handled by Anthony Ward (production design), Howard Harrison (lighting design), Adam Cork (composition and sound design), Lorna Heavey (video and projection design), Georgina Lamb (movement director) and Terry King (fight director).

During the run, BAM will host Macbeth star Patrick Stewart as part of its BAMdialogue series on Feb. 17. The post-show discussion, free to same-day ticket holders, will be moderated by Columbia University Professor James Shapiro.

Patrick Stewart starred in the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker. His additional stage credits include A Christmas Carol, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, The Tempest as well as recent turns in the RSC's Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest, which was also directed by Goold. Stewart is well known for his screen work as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in "Star Trek," as well as the "X-Men" movies. Stewart is slated to return to the RSC stage as Claudius in Hamlet in 2008. Macbeth will play the BAM Harvey Theater Feb. 12–Mar. 22, 2008. Tickets are available by calling (718) 636-4100 or by visiting www.BAM.org.