Macbeth Gathers Forceful Cast

Last Update: 25 September 2002

Source: Theatre Now
25 September 2002

Edward Hall's production of Macbeth, also known as The Scottish Play because of its reputation for bad luck, and some actors' preference to avoid uttering its name, has now attracted a particularly strong cast.

In addition to the ever-smouldering Sean Bean as Macbeth, and the leggy and sexy Samantha Bond as his ambitious wife, it has now been
announced that Julian Glover, a stalwart of Shakespearean productions for many years, is to play Duncan, King of Scotland.

Among the rest of the cast is Mark Bazeley, who plays MacDuff: he has been in two epic but modern productions, Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul at the Young Vic and the excellent but relatively unsuccessful London production of Antarctica at the Savoy.

Macbeth arrives at the Albery (for previews) on 7th November and opens a week later on the 14th.


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