PHOTO CALL: Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston Star in Immersive Macbeth at Park Avenue Armory

By Krissie Fullerton
10 Jun 2014

The Park Avenue Armory's immersive production of Macbeth, starring Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, began performances May 31 in the Armory's expansive Wade Thompson Drill Hall.



The production was originally mounted in Manchester, and the majority of the cast reprise their roles, with the additions of Richard Coyle (Proof, Donmar Warehouse) as Macduff; Scarlett Strallen (Merry Wives of Windsor, Royal Shakespeare Company) as Lady Macduff; Tom Godwin (The Taming of the Shrew, Globe) as Porter; Edward Harrison (Henry V, West End) as Lennox; Dylan Clark Marshall ("Revolutionary Road"); Zachary Spicer (Wit, Manhattan Theatre Club); and Kate Tydman (Kiss Me, Kate; Old Vic) as a Swing.

Completing the cast are David Annen, Andy Apollo, Elliot Balchin, Nari Blair-Mangat, Norman Bowman, Charlie Cameron, Jordan Dean, Patrick Neil Doyle, Laura Elsworthy, Cody Green, Stuart Neal, John Shrapnel, Harry Lister Smith, Dominic Thorburn, Anjana Vasan, Alexander Vlahos, Katie West, Benny Young and Jimmy Yuill.

Here's how the production is billed: "This staging of Macbeth transforms the Armory and its 55,000-square-foot drill hall, taking advantage of the building's unique spaces and military history to bring to life one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies in an intensely physical, fast-paced production that places the audience directly on the frontlines of battle. The audience will be drawn into the blood, sweat, and elements of nature as the action unfurls across a traverse stage, with heaven beckoning at one end and hell looming at the other."

Here's a look at the production at the Armory:

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Alex Kingston and Kenneth Branagh
Photo by Stephanie Berger


For more information, please visit armoryonpark.org.