As public booking for the production opens, Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce that Cush Jumbo will play Lady Macbeth opposite David Tennant’s Macbeth. Associate Director of the Donmar, Max Webster’s production opens on 15 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 10 February 2024.
Max Webster said today “I’m so thrilled that Cush Jumbo will be returning to the Donmar after her extraordinary performance as Mark Antony in the Shakespeare Trilogy to take on the role of Lady Macbeth. I first saw Cush on stage as the most brilliant Rosalind over ten years ago at the Royal Exchange in Manchester and have consistently been moved and surprised at her performances on stage and screen ever since. I think she will bring power, emotion and great humanity to this iconic role and will be absolutely electric alongside David Tennant. I can’t wait to start rehearsals.”
A spellbinding story of love and murder, the renewing power of nature, and of the internal struggles of a damaged man as he tries to control his destiny. This bracingly fresh production of the Scottish play places us inside the mind of Macbeth, asking are we ever really responsible for our actions?
Shakespeare’s most extraordinary psychological drama is led at the Donmar this winter by David Tennant, who plays the title role for the first time in his illustrious stage career. He is joined by Cush Jumbo (Hamlet, The Good Fight) as Lady Macbeth, directed by Donmar Associate Director Max Webster (Henry V, Life of Pi).