Macbeth

William Shakespeare’s famous supernatural thriller Macbeth, directed by Lynn Parker, comes to the Lyric Theatre in Belfast on the 21st October until the 24th of November.

A story of murder, witchcraft and tragedy.

Macbeth is Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland.

Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. His reign is racked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath swiftly takes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into realms of arrogance, madness, and death.

The play is believed to have been written between 1603 and 1607, and is most commonly dated 1606. The earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare’s play is April 1611.

Many years later and this play is still being performed in theatres all around the world. Check out the trailer for the forthcoming production here.

More info on the Lyric Theatre Belfast can be found at www.lyrictheatre.co.uk

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