David Tennant and Cush Jumbo-Led Macbeth Will Transfer to the West End | Playbill

London News David Tennant and Cush Jumbo-Led Macbeth Will Transfer to the West End

Max Webster directs the Donmar Warehouse production.

Cush Jumbo and David Tennant

The Donmar Warehouse’s winter 2023 production of Macbeth, starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo, will transfer to the West End in the fall. 

Directed by Max Webster, performances are scheduled for October 1–December 14 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Joining Tennant and Jumbo in the Scottish play will be the entire Donmar company, including Moyo Akandé as Ross; Annie Grace as Musician and Gentlewoman; Brian James O’Sullivan as Donalbain, Soldier, Murderer, and Musician; Casper Knopf as Macduff's Son, Fleance, and Young Siward; Cal MacAninch as Banquo; Kathleen MacInnes as The Singer; Alasdair Macrae as Musician; Rona Morison as Lady Macduff; Noof Ousellam as Macduff; Raffi Phillips as Macduff's Son, Fleance, Young Siward; Jatinder Singh Randhawa as The Porter and Seytan; Ros Watt as Malcolm; and Benny Young as Duncan and Doctor.

The production uses binaural technology to create a 3D sound world, which the audience experiences through headphones, placing them inside the head of the central couple. Director Webster collaborated with sound designer Gareth Fry, who previously used binaural sound for Complicité’s The Encounter.

Live music comes from an onstage Scottish folk band led by composer and musical director Alasdair Macrae and featuring Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes.

The creative team also includes designer Rosanna Vize, lighting designer Bruno Poet, movement director Shelley Maxwell, fight directors Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-Annie Ltd., and casting director Anna Cooper.

Producers Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon for Playful Productions, Benjamin Lowy and Emily Vaughan-Barratt for Wessex Grove, and Tim Sheader and Henny Finch for the Donmar Warehouse said in a joint statement, “On Shakespeare’s birthday, we are thrilled to announce the West End transfer of the Donmar Warehouse’s critically acclaimed production of Macbeth, with the original company, led by David Tennant and Cush Jumbo reuniting for the run. Having played to capacity houses at the Donmar, it’s wonderful to be able to share this fabulous production with a wider audience, with a third of the tickets for every performance at £35 or under.”

Visit MacbethWestEnd.co.uk.

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