A Young Vic, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and HOME co-production, in association with Lucy Guerin Inc.

Following their acclaimed collaboration on Medea at the National Theatre, Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin have together created a new version of Shakespeare’s supernatural tragedy, Macbeth, premiering at The Young Vic, London.

When the prophecy of three witches proclaims that Macbeth is destined to become the King of Scotland, he and Lady Macbeth embark upon a murderous journey of power, treachery, paranoia, betrayal and suicide.

Beginning with Shakespeare’s text, the powerful and unsettling choreography weaves its way throughout the story, culminating in an unforgettable final act where words falter and finally give way.


Young Vic, London, UK
26 Nov 2015 – 16 Jan 2016

REVIEWS | PREMIER SEASON | The Young Vic, London

“A fantastic ride, full of sound and fury – Heffernan is great”

Time Out

“Stylish and daring”

Evening Standard

See the amazing audience response to Macbeth on the Young Vic’s Storify page.

Production images by Hubert Smith

Creative Team

  • director: Carrie Cracknell , Lucy Guerin
  • Choreographer: Lucy Guerin
  • Dancers from Premiere Production: Ana Beatriz Meireles , Anna Maxwell Martin , Ben Lamb , Cassie Layton , Clemmie Sveaas , Ira Mandela Siobhan , Jessie Oshodi , John Heffernan , Mark Ebulué , Nicholas Burns , Prasanna Puwanarajah , Thomasin Gülgeç
  • Composer: Clark
  • Costume Designer: Merle Hensel
  • Lighting designer: Neil Austin
  • Set Designers: Lizzie Clachan

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