Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to announce Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes (Antony and Cleopatra, The Harry Potter Series) and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma (The Seagull, Game of Thrones) will lead the cast of STC’s 23/24 Season production of Macbeth, directed by STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin.
“Ever since we collaborated on Man and Superman, I’ve longed to work with Indira Varma and Simon Godwin again,” said Fiennes. “Simon brought us together then and he’s reuniting us for Macbeth. Simon’s visionary process is exceptionally collaborative. This will be my third time working with him—I’m truly excited. Macbeth is a play that always carries relevance but with wars in Ukraine and Sudan—and murderous authoritarian regimes very present in the world, the play seems particularly current. But Shakespeare’s examination of the MINDS of his protagonists, the intimate nature of this, is what gives the play its brilliant and terrifying focus.”
Equally excited for the production, Varma stated “I’m thrilled to be heading back into the rehearsal room with Ralph Fiennes and Simon Godwin exploring Macbeth and Lady M’s fraught relationship and the play’s themes of ambition and corruption which still feel chillingly poignant in our modern world.”
“I’m thrilled to be reuniting with Ralph and Indira after our acclaimed Man and Superman at the National Theatre,” said Godwin. “Macbeth is a remarkable portrait of a marriage and a terrifying account of the drift towards tyranny. The experience will be heightened by playing in different spaces across different cities before ending our journey—during a US election year—in America’s capital. I’m thrilled to be embarking on an international journey driven by Shakespeare’s capacity to urgently reflect our shared and volatile present.”
In association with Wessex Grove and Underbelly, Macbeth will first tour the UK with stops in Liverpool, Edinburgh, and London. It will then travel to STC for its only stop in the U.S. The production will run in D.C. from April 2 through April 28, 2024.
The remaining cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for Macbeth are only available with a full-season subscription at this time. To subscribe to STC’s 23/24 Season, visit the link below or call our helpful Box Office at 202.547.1122.