Overview

Synopsis

After his unforgettable productions of Richard III and Hamlet, Simon Phillips brings Shakespeare back to MTC with a fearsome new production of this epic tragedy.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

The shortest, sharpest and most stormily violent of William Shakespeare’s tragedies.

Variety
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Synopsis

In the aftermath of a bloody battle, amongst the desecrated ruins of war, Macbeth and Banquo meet a group of unearthly women who predict a tale of unimaginable greatness for them. When the prophesy starts to come true, Macbeth dares to imagine… and thus begins the reign of Shakespeare’s most infamous tyrant. Consumed by ambition and drunk with power, Macbeth embarks on a ruthless campaign to murder his king and take the throne for himself. But, in his attempt to cover his tracks and second-guess his rivals, Macbeth sinks deeper and deeper into horror and madness.

Following acclaimed productions of Richard III and Hamlet, stage master Simon Phillips returns to direct this fearsome production of Macbeth, starring international screen sensation Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad, Terminator Genisys, The Water Diviner) who returns to Australia exclusively for MTC to take on one of the greatest stage roles in the theatrical canon with Geraldine Hakewill (STC’s Disgraced) as Lady Macbeth.

Cast & Crew

Jai Courtney

Jai Courtney

Macbeth

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Geraldine Hakewill

Lady Macbeth

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Rodney Afif

Ross

Shareena Clanton

Shareena Clanton

Lady Macduff / Witch 2

Kamil Ellis

Kamil Ellis

Fleance / Witch 3

Tom Hobbs

Tom Hobbs

Malcolm

Kevin Hofbauer

Kevin Hofbauer

Banquo

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Khisraw Jones-Shukoor

Angus

Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies

Duncan / Porter

Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Witch 1 / Nurse (Act V)

Dan Spielman

Dan Spielman

Macduff

Dylan Watson

Dylan Watson

Donalbain / Seyton

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Lachlan Woods

Lennox

Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips

Director

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Shaun Gurton

Set Designer

Esther Marie Hayes

Esther Marie Hayes

Costume Designer

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Nick Schlieper

Lighting Designer

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Ian McDonald

Composer

Leith McPherson

Leith McPherson

Voice Coach

Dean Bryant

Dean Bryant

Associate Director

News & Reviews

Reviews

The shortest, sharpest and most stormily violent of William Shakespeare’s tragedies.

Variety

This Richard III is one of the greats. Simon Phillips has given us a Richard for our times.

The Australian (on MTC's Richard III)

Venues

Attendance Information

  • This production contains violence. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
Melbourne Airport
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