Cush Jumbo and David Tennant in MACBETH (photo by Marc Brenner)


8 December 2023 - 10 February 2024

Nominated for 3 Olivier Awards including BEST REVIVAL

David Tennant - Winner of the Critics' Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance

★★★★★ “Enthralling… chilling revelation of a production” The Telegraph

★★★★★ “Full of wolfish imagination and alarming surprise” The Guardian

★★★★★ "Brilliant use of binaural technology" Financial Times

★★★★ “David Tennant is simply hypnotic” The Times

★★★★ “Cush Jumbo … remarkably compelling” Theatre Weekly

★★★★ “Thrilling” Time Out

★★★★ “Never for a moment can you tear your attention away.” WhatsOnStage

★★★★ “Oodles of atmosphere” Daily Mail

★★★★ “A production of galvanising flair and originality” The Stage

★★★★ “David Tennant and Cush Jumbo are both electrifying” Gay Times

★★★★ “Max Webster’s ground-breaking production” London Theatre


O, full of scorpions is my mind

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 uses binaural sound technology to  place us inside the minds of the Macbeths, 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).

1 hour 50 minutes
No interval

With special thanks to Charles Holloway, Season Supporter

MACBETH is generously supported by David & Linda Lakhdhir, Mr Rajeev Philip, Clive & Sally Sherling, Stuart & Hilary Williams and an Anonymous supporter 

We would also like to thank our Production Supporters: The Bressler Foundation, Mo Fisher & Claude Keith, Crawford & Mary Harris, Brian & Meredith Niles, Linda Keenan, Peter & Poppy Wallace, Weiqi Zeng, and the MACBETH Production Syndicate