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St Peter's Church
40 Blossom Street, Ancoats Manchester M4 6BF

Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston MACBETH Directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh

Premiering at MIF13, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford's Macbeth ran from 5 - 20 July 2013. It subsuquently toured to the Park Avenue Armory in New York, running from 31 May - 22 June 2014.

Kenneth Branagh’s return to Shakespeare after more than a decade, featuring Alex Kingston as Lady Macbeth, was a knock-out. His interpretation of Macbeth as a good man declining into desolation and despair was exhilarating. Audiences sat inches from the action as sparks actually flew in the heat of battle.

Blood, mud, fire and rain filled the space, an intimate deconsecrated church – St Peter’s in Ancoats. Never before used as a theatre, the space itself also took a starring role.

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Park Avenue Armory.

'Fast, furious and unstoppable, time keeps rushing forward in this Macbeth, knocking the breath out of everyone, audience included.

Park Avenue Armory, NEW YORK
31 May - 22 June 2014


Macbeth and The xx currently SOLD OUT

10.10am Macbeth and The xx tickets sell out in minutes.

Feb 01, 2013

Macbeth extra tickets

How can they sell out so quickly?

Jun 13, 2013

Small number of Macbeth tickets released

A small number of tickets have just become available for a Macbeth preview on Wed 3 July.

Jul 02, 2013

Macbeth Big Screen Relay / National Theatre Live

Watch our film about Macbeth and National Theatre Live, here

Jul 13, 2013

Macbeth NT Live

A screening at the Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, Texas.
Find out more.

Aug 14, 2013

Kenneth Branagh makes his New York stage debut in Macbeth

Staged for Park Avenue's Armory for June 2014. Read more.

Aug 20, 2013

Macbeth at The Armory in New York makes international news.

A selection of articles from around the world as Macbeth heads to NYC.
Read more.

Aug 21, 2013

International screenings of Macbeth plus trailer.

With National Theatre Live

Oct 03, 2013

Macbeth in New York

At the Park Avenue Armory from June 5

May 22, 2014

MIF Touring Update

Tricia Coleman and Paul Clay update us on MIF Touring

May 23, 2014

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