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Film & TV News Macbeth, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma, to Play Cinemas

The site-specific production premiered in a warehouse in Liverpool before heading to Edinburgh, London, and the U.S.

Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma Marc Brenner

Macbeth, starring Tony winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier winner Indira Varma, will receive a series of cinema screenings later this year.

Released by Trafalgar Releasing, in partnership with Wessex Grove and Underbelly, the all-star production will play the U.K., Australia, the US, and select international territories beginning May 2. The production was filmed live at Dock X in London, where it continues through March 23.

Directed by Simon Godwin, the production previously played Liverpool and Edinburgh. The production will then continue on to Washington, D.C., for an in-person run from April 9 through May 5.

In each city, performances are held at custom-built theatre spaces. The D.C. run will take 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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