Billy Postlethwaite will return to The Watermill Theatre to play the lead role in Shakespeare’s MACBETH it is announced today. Postlethwaite’s credits include Stanhope in Journey’s End for The Watermill, The Madness of King George (Nottingham Playhouse), Chernobyl (HBO/Sky) and Game Of Thrones (HBO).
The Watermill Ensemble includes Victoria Blunt (Malcolm), Eva Feiler (Fleance and Porter), Lillie Flynn (Banquo), Emma McDonald (Lady Macbeth), Peter Mooney (Donalbain), Offue Okegbe (Lennox) and Mike Slader (Macduff). Also performing as part of the Ensemble for the first time are Sally Cheng (Lady Macduff) and Max Runham (Duncan). MACBETH is directed by Paul Hart, The Watermill’s Artistic Director, and runs at the theatre from 28 February to 30 March.
In their boldest production to date, The Watermill’s resident Shakespeare company fuse electrifying actor-musicianship with Shakespeare’s thrilling tragedy with music inspired by Johnny Cash, The xx and The Rolling Stones.
In times of uncertainty, power is within reach for those with the strength and courage to seize it. A ruthless, violent struggle for power leads to a devastating coup. Fuelled by greed, ambition and desire, the Macbeths will stop at nothing to survive.
The creative team includes designer Katie Lias, movement is by Tom Jackson Greaves, lighting design by Tom White, sound design by David Gregory, and video projection design by Louise Rhoades-Brown.
The Watermill Ensemble’s previous productions include Romeo and Juliet (Watermill and international tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Watermill) and Twelfth Night, which recently transferred to Wilton’s Music Hall.
As part of the theatre’s commitment to access there will be two fully integrated signed performances, which will feature two sign performers on stage throughout. These take place on Wednesday 20 March at 7.30pm and Saturday 23 March at 2.30pm. There is a Relaxed Performance on Saturday 16 March at 2.30pm and an Audio Described performance at 1.30pm with a Touch Tour at 12 noon on Saturday 30 March.
£10 tickets are available for 16-25 year olds.