Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Gemma Ward Photography for Barbican Theatre

Barbican Theatre: Macbeth preview

The Barbican Theatre‘s big open-air summer production opens next week. It’s the fourth of their Bard in the Yard productions, bringing some of Shakespeare’s finest plays to the lovely setting of the Royal William Yard.

Macbeth at Royal William Yard

Macbeth is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays. We studied it for GCSE (ahem, a little while ago…) and I love the drama of it – all that treachery, plotting and scheming is compelling. I can’t wait to see the show live for the first time in 10+ years. I’m also really looking forward to seeing it as an outdoor production. Shakespeare lends itself so well to outdoor performance and it’ll be great to see the garden at Royal William Yard.

Previous Bard in the Yard productions at Royal William Yard include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015), Romeo & Juliet (2016) and Twelfth Night (2017)

Twelfth Night performed at Plymouth's Royal William Yard
Twelfth Night at Royal William Yard: Gemma Ward Photography for Barbican Theatre

About the show

Macbeth will showcase local Plymouth and southwest acting talent, with Plymouth-born Hassan Maarfi in the lead role of Macbeth and Seren Vickers as Lady Macbeth

Opening on 31 July there will be 14 productions over 12 days.

We’ll be going along in the first week and so we’ll be writing up our visit next weekend.

A trailer for the show has been released and reveals a very modern look for the show, as well as the spectacular setting of the yard.

Barbican Theatre Macbeth cast
Macbeth cast members. Gemma Ward Photography for Barbican Theatre

Barbican Theatre’s Macbeth: Further details

The Barbican Theatre has teamed up with Column Bakehouse to develop a picnic box for the show. Details of the menu’s and how to order available at the Barbican Theatre.

A fully licensed bar will be provided by B-Bar.

Tickets available from Barbican Theatre.

The Barbican Theatre has provided us with complimentary tickets for the show. As always, all our reviews and write-ups are honest opinions and all views are our own.

All images: Gemma Ward Photography for Barbican Theatre. 

Macbeth cast members
Macbeth cast members. Gemma Ward Photography for Barbican Theatre