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Regional News Watch: See Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma Perform in Macbeth

The production is currently running in Washington, D.C. and will also receive a series of cinema screenings.

Macbeth, starring Tony winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier winner Indira Varma, is currently running in Washington, D.C. until May 5. But for those of you who cannot travel to D.C. to see this starry production, you're in luck. The play will be screened in cinemas beginning May 2 for a month-long run. 

Trafalgar Releasing, in partnership with Wessex Grove and Underbelly, will release Macbeth in cinemas across the U.K., the US, Australia and selected international territories. Shakespeare fans can visit for more information.

Directed by Simon Godwin, the production previously played Liverpool and Edinburgh. 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. See another clip from Macbeth below.

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.

See backstage photos from Macbeth below.

Photos: Ralph Fiennes, Indira Varma, More Backstage at Macbeth

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