About Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma (12A)

Tony and BAFTA Award winner Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra, Schindler's List, Coriolanus) and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma (Present Laughter, Game of Thrones, Luther) star in a brand-new ‘full-voltage visceral’ (★★★★ Daily Telegraph) production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Filmed live at Dock X, a custom-built theatre space in London, this critically acclaimed staging of Macbeth ‘that quickens the pulse, then goes for the jugular’ (★★★★ Financial Times) will be unmissable on the big screen.

Directed by Simon Godwin (Antony & Cleopatra, Romeo & Juliet, Hansard­) with set and costume design by Frankie Bradshaw (Jerusalem, Blues for an Alabama Sky), this is a cinematic and ‘beautifully staged’ (★★★★ WhatsOnStage) production that brings ‘Shakespeare’s tragedy pulsing into the present day’ (★★★★★ The I).

Macbeth is coming. A couple corrupted by their relentless lust for power have blood on their hands. Witness the gripping tale of greed, murder, deception, and superstition in cinemas for a limited time only. Once you cross the line, you can never turn back.

"Macbeth is Shakespeare’s horror movie. It’s one of his most taut, visceral and compelling plays – it grips you from beginning to end.

We don’t know much about Shakespeare’s original productions, but we think that Macbeth was first performed in a smaller indoor venue – it was always written with an intimate dialogue between audience and actor in mind. In a way, there’s no more intimate form than the cinema screen. Our camera gives you unparalleled access. Although we honed this production in warehouses to over a thousand people a night, presenting it onscreen allows unprecedented access to the inner lives of all the characters in the play – the camera gives you an opportunity to get into the heart of this extraordinary story in a completely new way."
- Simon Godwin,
Director of Macbeth