Cush Jumbo Will Join David Tennant in Donmar Warehouse Macbeth | Playbill

International News Cush Jumbo Will Join David Tennant in Donmar Warehouse Macbeth

Max Webster will direct the Shakespeare tragedy.

Cush Jumbo and David Tennant

Cush Jumbo (Hamlet, The Good Fight) will be Lady Macbeth opposite the previously announced David Tennant (Lobby Hero, Good, Doctor Who) in the title role of Donmar Warehouse's upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Max Webster will direct the Scottish play, set for December 8, 2023-February 10, 2024 at the London theatre, with opening night December 15. Additional casting will be announced.

The production will also have design by Rosanna Vize, lighting design by Bruno Poet, sound design by Gareth Fry, movement direction by Shelley Maxwell, and casting by Anna Cooper.

Director Webster says, “I’m so thrilled that Cush Jumbo will be returning to the Donmar after her extraordinary performance as Mark Antony in the Shakespeare Trilogy to take on the role of Lady Macbeth. I first saw Cush on stage as the most brilliant Rosalind over 10 years ago at the Royal Exchange in Manchester and have consistently been moved and surprised at her performances on stage and screen ever since. I think she will bring power, emotion, and great humanity to this iconic role and will be absolutely electric alongside David Tennant. I can’t wait to start rehearsals.”

Noël Coward’s Private Lives continues at the Donmar through May 27. Michael Longhurst’s final season of shows before he steps down as artistic director next year will be announced in the fall.


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