National Theatre's Macbeth to tour UK and Ireland in 2018 and 2019

National Theatre's Macbeth to tour UK and Ireland in 2018 and 2019

Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff previously starred in the National Theatre's Macbeth

Directed by Rufus Norris, the classic Shakespeare tragedy will visit 18 venues from September to March

The National Theatre's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Macbeth is to embark on an 18-venue tour of the UK and Ireland in 2018 and 2019. The production opens at The Lowry, Salford on Sat 29 Sep, taking in 18 cities in total across the UK, finishing up at Cardiff's Millennium Centre on Sat 23 Mar. Tickets are on sale now.

Directed by the NT's Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road), the new production takes Shakespeare's classic and brings it into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.

The tour follows a successful run at London's Oliver Theatre, and the full cast is still to be announced.

Rufus Norris said: 'I'm delighted that Macbeth will be touring the UK and Ireland following its run in the Olivier Theatre earlier in the year.

We're really excited by what is coming out of the rehearsal room and it's particularly rewarding to be able to take this brilliant play to so many towns and cities. We fully intend to give audiences a fresh and dynamic view of this timeless classic.'

Macbeth UK tour dates 2018/19
Sat 29 Sep - Sat 6 Oct – The Lowry, Salford
Tue 16 - Sat 20 Oct – Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Tue 23 - Sat 27 Oct – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Tue 30 Oct - Sat 3 Nov – Theatre Royal, Norwich
Wed 7 - Sat 10 Nov – His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
Tue 13 - Sat 17 Nov – Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Tue 20 - Sat 24 Nov – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Tue 27 Nov - Sat 8 Dec – Theatre Royal, Bath
Tue 8 - Sat 12 Jan – New Theatre, Oxford
Tue 15 - Sat 19 Jan – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
Tue 22 - Sat 26 Jan – Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Tue 5 - Sat 9 Feb – New Theatre, Hull
Tue 12 - Sat 19 Feb – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Tue 19 - Sat 23 Feb – Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar – Mayflower, Southampton
Tue 5 Mar - Sat 9 Mar – Grand Opera House, Belfast
Tue 12 Mar - Sat 16 Mar – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Tue 19 Mar - Sat 23 Mar – Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Tickets for Macbeth are on sale now.

National Theatre: Macbeth

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris. Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.