MACBETH

MACBETH

APR 9 – MAY 5
1301 W ST NE

Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma for MACBETH. (Oliver Rosser)

This show is performed at 1301 W St. NE, it is not performed at our regular theatres. Scroll below for complete information.

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Reviews

Audiences and critics love Macbeth.

GRIPPING…Directed with finesse by Shakespeare Theatre Company’s artistic director Simon Godwin.” — The Washington Post

STUNNINGLY GOOD…Fiennes’s transfixing performance is complemented by first-rate work from the rest of the cast.” — The Wall Street Journal

DARING…Godwin’s political reading is savvy…Varma’s touch with the language is exquisitely deft.” — The New Yorker

POWERFUL TAKE ON THE TIMELESS TRAGEDY…Fiennes thrives in Macbeth’s self-doubt… [Lady Macbeth] was fun and erratic in the hands of Indira Varma.” — BroadwayWorld

BLOODY, BOLD, AND RESOLUTERalph Fiennes is reason enough to return to the Scottish Play yet again.” — Washington City Paper

STELLAR NEW PRODUCTION…a remarkable cast breathe(s) new, humanizing life into this familiar tale about the dehumanizing effects of violence.” — DC Theatre Arts

TOUR DE FORCE FOR RALPH FIENNES…A riveting performance by Indira Varma as Lady Macbeth…a brilliant production by Shakespeare Theatre Company.” — The Georgetown Dish

by William Shakespeare   
Directed by Simon Godwin
Featuring Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma 

Produced in Association with Wessex Grove and Underbelly

Blood will have blood. Unbridled ambition, supernatural forces, and murderous desires reign supreme in Shakespeare’s most poetic examination of evil. When three witches tell Macbeth that he will become King of Scotland, he plots with his wife to attain the title through an assassination; a bloody act that gives him his crown and sends him careening down the path of his own undoing. Artistic Director Simon Godwin directs Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient) and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) in this thrilling account of how our minds deceive us and how a guilty conscience can undo us all. 

Content Warning: Macbeth includes sounds of explosions, air raid sirens, bright lights, and sequences of graphic murders.

A NOTE ABOUT PREMIUM TICKETS

  • Available for $500 the premium package includes free valet parking, donor lounge access, free concessions before the show and at intermission, discounts on merchandise, and a special souvenir program. 

Printed ASIDES are back, but we still have a digital option available for those who prefer it. Check out the online version of ASIDES here.

MACBETH FAQs

Where will the performances take place?

  • The D.C. run has found its home at 1301 W ST NE. Situated in Brentwood, this impressive sound stage (formerly part of BET Studios) offers more than 40,000 square feet to create the world of the play. In order to enter the parking lot, patrons are required to have reserved tickets to that day’s performance. More features of the building include:
    • Conveniently located 20 minutes from STC’s Harman Hall
    • Plenty of on-site parking
    • ADA-approved entrances and facilities
    • The venue may be accessed on W Street or by a secondary entrance on T Street.
    • Please note: Some GPS systems may direct patrons to V Street which is incorrect.
    • Some sections of the seating area can be quite chilly, bringing along an extra layer of clothing is recommended.
    • Please note: There is no late seating for this production.

How do I get to 1301 W ST NE by Metro?

  • STC provides a free shuttle for two hours prior to your performance time and for one hour after the show ends. The shuttle picks up from the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Metro about every 20 minutes. Check by the “Kiss & Ride” parking areas outside the Metro.
  • After the show, the shuttle will reverse its route and drive audiences back to the Metro. Each shuttle seats up to 25 passengers. Please note that the shuttle will only be able to pick up/drop off passengers at the Metro Station and the venue.

Is there parking at the venue?

  • The property includes two large, outdoor, gated parking lots accessible from W Street or T Street. Parking is $15 at ParkWhiz.com or may be purchased on-site with the parking attendant using debit or credit card. Sorry, no cash purchases. Spaces are plentiful and the lots will be supervised by security.
  • Valet parking is available for $25.

Where will a rideshare drop me off?

  • Patrons being dropped off by Uber/Lyft/taxi/etc. can enter the gated parking lot from either the W or T Street entrance, and drop off patrons right at the venue doors. Pick ups will also be directed to the main entrance of the venue.

Where can I have dinner before the show?

  • Arrive early and enjoy a variety of Washington, D.C.’s finest food truck vendors located at the venue beginning two hours prior to each performance. Featured food trucks may include KUSH, California Taco, Chicken Friendly, and for those with a sweet tooth, an Ice Cream Truck. Credit and Debit Cards Only Please.

When should I arrive?

  • Plan to arrive early. For the safety of the cast, crew, and audience, there is no late seating once the show begins. Late arrivals will be able to watch the show on a monitor and take their seats at intermission.
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1301 W ST NE

 

Cast

Ben Allen
Ben Allen
Ross, u/s Angus, u/s Menteith
Indira Varma
Indira Varma
Lady Macbeth
Levi Brown
Levi Brown
Angus, u/s Fleance/Ross
Jonathan Case
Jonathan Case
Seyton
Ewan Black
Ewan Black
Malcolm
Danielle Fiamanya
Danielle Fiamanya
Second Witch
Steffan Rhodri
Steffan Rhodri
Banquo
Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
Macbeth
Ben Turner
Ben Turner
Macduff
Keith Fleming
Keith Fleming
King Duncan/Siward, u/s 1st Murderer, u/s 2nd Murderer
Michael Hodgson
Michael Hodgson
Second Murderer/Captain, u/s King Duncan, u/s Banquo
Lucy Mangan
Lucy Mangan
First Witch
Jake Neads
Jake Neads
First Murderer/Donalbain, u/s Macduff
Richard Pepper
Richard Pepper
Lennox, u/s Macbeth
Rose Riley
Rose Riley
Menteith, u/s 1st Witch, u/s 2nd Witch, u/s 3rd Witch, u/s Lennox
Rebecca Scroggs
Rebecca Scroggs
Lady Macduff/Doctor, u/s Lady Macbeth
Lola Shalam
Lola Shalam
Third Witch, u/s Lady Macduff, u/s Doctor
Ethan Thomas
Ethan Thomas
Fleance, u/s Malcolm, u/s Seytono, u/s Donalbain
Adrianna Weir
Adrianna Weir
Macduff's Daughter
Mila Weir
Mila Weir
Macduff's Daughter
Kiyoko Merolli
Kiyoko Merolli
Macduff's Daughter
Maxwell Talbert
Maxwell Talbert
Macduff's Son

Full Cast List

Ross, u/s Angus, u/s Menteith: Ben Allen
Lady Macbeth: Indira Varma
Angus, u/s Fleance/Ross: Levi Brown
Seyton: Jonathan Case
Malcolm: Ewan Black
Second Witch: Danielle Fiamanya
Banquo: Steffan Rhodri
Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes
Macduff: Ben Turner
King Duncan/Siward, u/s 1st Murderer, u/s 2nd Murderer: Keith Fleming
Second Murderer/Captain, u/s King Duncan, u/s Banquo: Michael Hodgson
First Witch: Lucy Mangan
First Murderer/Donalbain, u/s Macduff: Jake Neads
Lennox, u/s Macbeth: Richard Pepper
Menteith, u/s 1st Witch, u/s 2nd Witch, u/s 3rd Witch, u/s Lennox: Rose Riley
Lady Macduff/Doctor, u/s Lady Macbeth: Rebecca Scroggs
Third Witch, u/s Lady Macduff, u/s Doctor: Lola Shalam
Fleance, u/s Malcolm, u/s Seytono, u/s Donalbain: Ethan Thomas
Macduff's Daughter: Adrianna Weir, Mila Weir, Kiyoko Merolli
Macduff's Son: Maxwell Talbert

Artistic Team

Adaptor: Emily Burns
Director: Simon Godwin
Set and Costume Designer: Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting Designer: Jai Morjaria
Co-sound System Designer, Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt
Co-sound System Designer: Sam Clarkson
Composer: Asaf Zohar
Movement Director: Lucy Cuillngford
Hair, Makeup, & Prosthetics Designer: Susanna Peretz
Fight Director: Kate Waters
Casting Director: Amy Ball
Resident Casting Director: Danica Rodriguez
Voice and Dialect Coach: Jeannette Nelson
Associate Director: Alice Wordsworth
Props Supervisors: Chris Marcus & Jonathan Hall
Company Manager: Dan Ayling
Assistant Company Manager: Tom McCormack
Stage Manager: Laura Hammond
Deputy Stage Manager: Rike Berg
Assistant Stage Manager: Meg Charlton, Odette Robertson, Samantha Wilhelm*
Producer: Wessex Grove, Underbelly, Gavin Kalin, Eilene Davidson, Marketstall, Winkler & Smalberg, Cultura Limited

Production Photos


Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma in Macbeth. (Matt Humphrey)

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This production has been generously underwritten by Mrs. Jacqueline Badger Mars.

Sponsored by:

Michael Klein and Joan Fabry
Straus Family Foundation
Erkiletian Family Foundation
The Shrivastava Family
Nan Beckley
RJ and Heidi Narang
Production Sponsors:
Michael Beriss
Bonnie and Louis Cohen
Barbara Harman and William Cain
Bernie and Mary McKay
Abbe Lowell and Molly Meegan
Alka and Sudhakar Kesavan
Marsha Paller
Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Fund
This project is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
Official Transportation Sponsor:

Official Restaurant Partner:

Health and Safety

All STC spaces are MASK FRIENDLY.  This means all patrons, masked and unmasked, are welcome in our spaces.