Michael Nardone and Kirsty Besterman to Star in National Theatre Tour of Macbeth

International News   Michael Nardone and Kirsty Besterman to Star in National Theatre Tour of Macbeth
 
Rufus Norris’ post-apocalyptic production will tour across the U.K. and Ireland beginning in September.
Michael Nardone and Kirsty Besterman
Michael Nardone and Kirsty Besterman

The National Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming tour of Macbeth, which launches September 29 in Salford before playing 18 venues across the U.K. and Ireland through March 2019.

Michael Nardone (The Night Manager) will star in the title role, opposite Kirsty Besterman (Father Brown) as Lady Macbeth in the production directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris.

The production premiered at the National earlier this year and was broadcast in cinemas globally in May.

The cast will also include Joseph Brown (Malcolm), Elizabeth Chan (Witch), Nisa Cole (Fleance), Reuben Johnson (Doctor), Helen Katamba (Murderer), Tom Mannion (Duncan & Siward), Brad Morrison (Murderer), Michael Nardone (Macbeth), Hauk Pattison (Murderer), Evelyn Roberts (Witch & Boy), James Robinson (Lennox), Patrick Robinson (Banquo), Duncan Ross (Ensemble), Rachel Sanders (Ross), Olivia Sweeney (Witch & Gentlewoman), Deka Walmsley (Porter), Ross Waiton (Macduff), and Lisa Zahra (Lady Macduff).

Norris’ post-apocalyptic vision for Shakespeare’s classic features set design by Rae Smith, costume design by Moritz Junge, lighting design by Paul Pyant, music by Orlando Gough and Marc Tritschler, sound design by Paul Arditti, and movement direction by Cydney Uffindell-Phillips.

Click here for tickets and the complete tour itinerary.

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