Announced last month by Almeida Theatre, the play’s production studio, scottish actor Richard Rankin, best known for playing Roger MacKenzie on Outlander, will join the new production of The Tragedy of MacBeth directed by Yaël Farber and starring James McArdle and, making her UK stage debut, Saoirse Ronan.
The Tragedy of MacBeth is an elemental production about a world in transformation, the shadows in all of us, and one couple’s spine-chilling quest for power.
“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”
A little later than now, in the ruins of a theatre, three witches make a prophecy, a warrior and his wife enter the darkness. War begins.
Besides Ronan and McArdle, the cast includes Michael Abubakar (Trust Me), Ross Anderson (Des), Aoife Burke, Emun Elliott (Game of Thrones), Annie Firbank (Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker), William Gaunt, Akiya Henry, Maureen Hibbert (Nothing Hill), Reuben Joseph (Vigil), Gareth Kennerley, Valerie Lilley (Shameless UK), Adam McNamara and Richard Rankin (Outlander), with the children played by Myles Grant, Jamie-Lee Martin, Henry Meredith, Dereke Oladele, Emet Yah Khai and K-ets Yah Khai.
Let’s give a closer look to The Tragedy of MacBeth with a series of pictures also showing Rankin on stage!
The Tragedy of MacBeth premieres at Almeida Theatre in London on September 29. Tickets are available on the website www.almeida.co.uk/whats-on/the-tragedy-of-macbeth/29-sep-2021-20-nov-2021