Producing Company: National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Shakespeare Company
For ages 12+
Contains some strong language and some violent scenes
By David Greig
Directed by Roxana Silbert
Macbeth is dead, long live the King. Under cover of night, an English army has swept through the Scottish landscape, killed the tyrant and taken the seat of power.
Attempting to restore peace, Siward, the commanding officer, is beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising and simmering discontent amongst his own inexperienced troops. Struggling to grasp the alien customs and politics of this harsh country, he finds himself drawn towards Macbeth’s powerful widow in search of someone to share his burden of responsibility. Increasingly isolated from his own men and Scottish allies alike, his efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control.
The compelling Siobhan Redmond electrifyingly brings Lady Macbeth to life in Dunsinane with the acclaimed Jonny Phillips as the increasingly unsettled English commander.
Presented by National Theatre of Scotland (producers of the acclaimed Black Watch) and Royal Shakespeare Company, and written by the multi-award winning Scottish playwright David Greig, Dunsinane is “…the frankly thrilling spectacle of one of the country’s leading writers using [the] stage as the great public forum of debate.” **** (Times).
A work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit. **** Guardian
A sequel to Macbeth; not to be missed. This show comes highly recommended by colleagues, audiences and critics, and promises to provide a memorable night in the Playhouse.
Venue: Main Stage | Category: Drama | Running Time: : approx 2 hours 40 mins inc interval