Sean Bean and Samantha Bond will play 'Macbeth' and 'Lady Macbeth' in a production directed by Edward Hall, opening at the Albery Theatre in the West End on 14 November, following previews from 7 November.
The cast also features Julian Glover as 'Duncan', Mark Bazeley as 'Macduff' and Barnaby Kay as 'Banquo'. Amongst Glover's vast amount of previous theatre credits are "King Lear" for Shakespeare's Globe, "Waiting for Godot" at the Piccadilly Theatre, "An Inspector Calls" at the Royal National Theatre and the Aldwych Theatre, "Coriolanus" and "Henry VI parts I, II and III" for the RSC at the Aldwych and "Beowolf" at the Lyric. Mark Bazeley's credits include "Richard III", "Julius Caeser" and "The Devil Is An Ass" for the RSC and "The Real Thing" at the Donmar Warehouse. Kay has appeared in "A Winter's Tale", "The Taming of the Shrew" and "A Jovial Crew" for the RSC, "Closer" at the Royal National Theatre and "Mouth to Mouth" at the Royal Court Theatre.
Also in the company are Nicholas Asbury, David Beames, Finn Caldwell, Edward Clayton, Jayne McKenna, Alexandra Moen, Edmund Moriarty, Christopher Obi, Christian Patterson, Ian Pirie, Adrian Schiller, Claire Swinburne and Tam Williams.
"MACBETH" is directed by Edward Hall, whose production of "Rose Rage" recently played in the West End. He is also currently represented in the London with his production of Somerset Maugham's "The Constant Wife", which opened to rave reviews in April this year. Other recent directing credits include the RSC productions of "Julius Caesar" and "Henry V". Additionally Hall co-directed the international production of "Tantalus".
Sean Bean was most recently seen in the multi-award winning film "Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring" and reprises his role of 'Boromir' in the second part of the trilogy "The Two Towers", which will have an international release in November 2002. Other starring film credits include "Don't Say A Word", "Essex Boys", "Ronin", "Goldeneye", "Patriot Games" and "Black Beauty". Amongst theatre roles are 'Romeo' in Michael Bogdanov's "Romeo and Juliet" and 'Spencer' in Trevor Nunn's "Fair Maid of the West" (both RSC). On Television he played the title role in five series of "Sharpe" and starred in "Bravo Two Zero" and "Lady Chatterley".
Samantha Bond's theatre credits are numerous and include "Amy's View" in the West End and on Broadway (1999 Tony Award nomination), "Memory of Water" and "Three Tall Women". She has also appeared in "The Cid" at the National Theatre and in "A Winter's Tale" and "As You Like It" at the RSC. On television, Bond is a regular in "NCS: Manhunt" in which she stars with David Suchet. Samantha Bond has played 'Miss Moneypenny' in the last three 'Bond' films. She will soon be seen reprising the role in "Die Another Day", which has a general release in November 2002.
Before arriving in the West End, "MACBETH" will have a short regional tour playing at Milton Keynes (October 17-26) and Richmond Theatre (October 28-November 2).
"MACBETH" is designed by Michael Pavelka, with lighting by Ben Ormerod, sound by Matt McKenzie, fight direction by Terry King and movement by Ian Spink.
The play is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Old Vic Productions PLC, Mark Rubinstein and TEG Productions.
Monday-Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinees on Wednesday & Saturday at 2.15pm
Tickets priced between £10.00 and £39.50
Box office number 020 7369 1740
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