- 2h 2min
- Directed by: Michael Engler
- Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith
A big screen outing for Downton Abbey and its inhabitants. Directed by Michael Engler.
Wed 23 Oct
Award-winning theatre company Proteus Theatre presents a highly physical re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as a corporate thriller set against the backdrop of the ‘greed is good’ culture of 1980s Britain.
This is London, October 1987.
This is a tale of greed, betrayal and murder.
This is Macbeth.
On the trading floor, success is all and ruthless ambition is rewarded. The only problem is, how do you control it before it consumes you?
Award-winning theatre company Proteus present a highly physical re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as a corporate thriller set against the backdrop of the ‘greed is good’ culture of 1980s Britain.
This new production features movement from George Mann of Ad Infinitum and is set to a pulsing soundtrack of 80s electro hits, synth-inspired modern classics and interwoven with specially composed original music.
Age Guidance: 12+ includes scenes involving drug-taking
“Macbeth is at its greatest when it takes those audacious liberties with the source material” - A Spy In The Stalls
★★★★ “An ingenious and brave take on the original” - North West End
“There is a slickness in Mary Swan’s direction” - Gazette
“Shakespeare’s work is so frequently performed that it’s refreshing to see a version like this one, which makes you consider a story you know well in a completely different way. It’s also great to see Shakespeare performed by an entirely BAME cast, something we still don’t see enough of in London.” - The Blog of Theatre Things
Mon 21 Oct
£18 (£11; Members £5)
By day Matt Chorley works in parliament, trying to explain what is happening in politics for The Times. By night he admits nobody has a clue, and nothing makes any sense at all.Join him for an hilarious insiders guide to resignations, reshuffles and recriminations, and reassurance that it doesnt have to be this way.Matt is vying with George Osborne for this years hotly-contested Theresa May Sycophant of the Year award.Theresa MayEngaging, funny, entertaining - youd think hed done it before. He hasnt. Rory BremnerGet back to work. The Timesthetimes.co.uk/redboxPlease note that a theatre restoration levy of �1 per ticket applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional �1.75 booking fee per transaction.
Tue 22 Oct
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