Shakespeare’s tale of he who would be king

Billed as Shakespeare’s darkest and spookiest thriller, Derby Theatre’s production of Macbeth this month promises battles, murder, ghosts… and desire.

Three witches on a heath have a disturbing prophecy for a victorious warrior: one day he will be King of Scotland. 

This all-consuming seed planted, daring Macbeth and his determined wife Lady Macbeth draw daggers and set out on a fateful path.

But seizing the crown comes at a terrible price, as guilt grows, enemies draw close and the fight for survival hurtles towards a tragic conclusion.

This epic and intensely gripping production of Shakespeare’s most regal and timeless classic warns of the effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.

Macbeth is a co-production with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and follows the successful collaborations on Abigail’s Party, Abi and One Man, Two Guvnors.

The ‘Scottish Play’ is directed by Douglas Rintoul, following his acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and a UK tour of The Crucible.

Macbeth can be seen at Derby Theatre from March 3-14. For tickets go to