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National Theatre Live: Macbeth

4 May 2018

Shakespeare’s famous tragedy to be screened in Loughborough

A live broadcast of one of Shakespeare’s most famous and darkest tales will come to life in Loughborough this month.

On Thursday 10 May, the National Theatre’s Macbeth will be screened at the Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University.

The production will see Rory Kinnear (Othello) take to the stage as Macbeth and Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) star as Lady Macbeth.

It is set following a bloody civil war; Macbeth is desperate for power and driven by temptation after hearing a prophecy which promises him the throne.

Macbeth takes the crown as King of Scotland after committing treacherous acts.

Experiencing feelings of paranoia and guilt from his actions, Macbeth and his wife will do whatever it takes to protect themselves from suspicion.

Rufus Norris, Director of Macbeth, commented: “Macbeth will go as far as he needs to go, and beyond, to get what he considers will make him feel at ease.

“It’s not hard to look around and see nature respond to the impact of humanity. And for me that is, in microcosm, what the play contains.

“If you want to go with your greed or your ambition, the consequences for you and the environment, will be pretty grim.”

The performance will be screened at 7pm. Please note it has a certificate of 15 and contains scenes of a violent nature.

General tickets are £10 and can be booked online or at the LU Arts Box Office at Loughborough Town Hall on 01509 231914.

For further information on the LU Arts programme, please contact Nick Slater, Director of Arts, on 01509 222960 or visit the website.