Macbeth, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma, Begins Performances in Washington D.C. April 9 | Playbill

Regional News Macbeth, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma, Begins Performances in Washington D.C. April 9

The site-specific production will receive a series of cinema screenings later this year.

Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma Marc Brenner

Macbeth, starring Tony winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier winner Indira Varma, begins performances in Washington D.C. April 9.

Directed by Simon Godwin, the production previously played Liverpool and Edinburgh. The production's Washington run will continue through May 5.

In each city, performances have been held at custom-built theatre spaces. The D.C. run takes place at 1301 W St. NE, a former soundstage that offers more than 40,000 square feet for an immersive theatre experience.

In addition to Fiennes and Varma, the cast also includes Ben Allen as Ross, Ewan Black as Malcolm, Levi Brown as Angus, Jonathon Case as Seyton, Danielle Fiamanya as Second Witch, Keith Fleming as King Duncan/Siward, Michael Hodgson as Second Murderer, Lucy Mangan as First Witch, Jake Neads as First Murderer/Donalbain, Richard Pepper as Lennox, Steffan Rhodri as Banquo, Rose Riley as Menteith, Lola Shalam as Third Witch, Rebecca Scroggs as Lady Macduff/Doctor, Ethan Thomas as Fleance, and Ben Turner as Macduff.

The creative team includes set and costume designer Frankie Bradshaw, lighting designer Jai Morjaria, sound designer Christopher Shutt, composer Asaf Zohar, movement director Lucy Cullingford, fight director Kate Waters, voice and dialect coach Jeannette Nelson, and casting director Amy Ball. Emily Burns adapts the original Shakespeare text.

Fiennes has a long career of performing Shakespeare, including Anthony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre; Troilus & Cressida, King Lear, Love's Labour Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, and King John at the Royal Shakespeare Company; and Richard III, Richard II, Coriolanus, and Hamlet at the Almeida. Hamlet transferred to Broadway's Belasco Theatre and earned him a Tony Award. Fiennes also made his feature film directorial debut helming Coriolanus in which he also starred as the titular character. Varma previously starred in Titus Andronicus at London's Globe Theatre.


Photos: Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma in Macbeth

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