- Tue 1 to Sat 5 October 2013
- King's Theatre
- Evenings 7.30pm | Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
- 2 hrs 30 mins (inc 20 min interval)
- Recommended for ages 12+ due to strong language and violent scenes.
- Premium seats up to £29.50 | General Tickets £27.50 - £14
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The National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company present Dunsinane
By David Greig
Directed by Roxana Silbert
Macbeth is dead, long live the King.
Under cover of night, an English army has swept through the Scottish landscape, killed the tyrant and taken the seat of power.
Attempting to restore peace and put in place a new ruler, Siward, the commanding officer, is beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising and simmering discontent amongst his own inexperienced troops. Struggling to grasp the alien customs and politics of this harsh country, he finds himself drawn towards Macbeth’s powerful widow in search of someone to share his burden of responsibility. Increasingly isolated from his own men and Scottish allies alike, his efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control.
Described by The Times as “a riveting spectacle” and by The Guardian as “a work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit”, this exhilarating work “combines a clever, richly enjoyable bourgeois update of history with a strand of dark, beautiful poetry that disturbs the soul.” (The Scotsman)
The compelling Scottish actress Siobhan Redmond brings Lady Macbeth electrifyingly to life in Dunsinane with the acclaimed Jonny Phillips as the increasingly unsettled English commander.
Written by the multi award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig, Dunsinane is “…the frankly thrilling spectacle of one of the country’s leading writers using its biggest stage as the great public forum of debate.”
"...a work of compelling intelligence, provocation and wit." The Guardian
"Greig combines a clever, richly enjoyable bourgeois update of history with a strand of dark, beautiful poetry that disturbs the soul..." The Scotsman
"There's a breathtaking intensity to the dialogue... David Greig's writing is both funny and poignant throughout... Beautifully paced, engrossing drama." Edinburgh Evening News
"If it's riveting spectacle, challenging ideas and human drama you want, this is the show to see." The Times
"A bold, brutal show with some great performances and some really meaty subject matter" British Theatre Guide
"One of Greig's most important works to date" Edinburgh News
Dunsinane - in conversation with Siobhan Redmond from National Theatre of Scotland on Vimeo.
Dunsinane - Trailer (2013) from National Theatre of Scotland on Vimeo.
Backstage: Dunsinane - In Conversation and Rehearsal (2013) from National Theatre of Scotland on Vimeo.