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2025 Season
Lyric Hammersmith Theatre presents an ETT production


By William Shakespeare. Directed by Richard Twyman
28 Feb - 29 Mar 2025
From £10
Running time
150 minutes
Main House

A struggling and divided nation, tearing itself apart. So, when the Macbeths see their chance at the crown, why shouldn't they take it?

But things don’t go according to plan. Dreams quickly turn to nightmares, humanity erodes, nature stirs. As society strives to make sense of the darkness that sits inside it, how long will it take for people to fight back against the endless cycle of violence and corruption?

A visceral and contemporary new production that speaks to a world we find ourselves living in now, asking why has Macbeth haunted our fears and nightmares for centuries, and what lesson this cautionary tale is still urgently trying to communicate to us?

This production contains strobe lighting and other strong lighting effects, as well as loud noises.

Content guidance: Murder, Infanticide, inference of child loss, stage blood, and violence against women.


Lyric Hammersmith Theatre presents an ETT production. Originally co-produced by ETT, Shakespeare North Playhouse, Northern Stage and Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, in association with Bristol Old Vic.


28 Feb - 29 Mar 2025