Double, double, toil and trouble! Stage and screen star Eve Best is bringing the Scottish play to life in her directorial debut at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, according to Variety. Starring Joseph Millson in the title role, Macbeth will run June 22 through October 13. Opening night is set for July 2. No additional casting has been announced.
The 2013 Globe season will also include Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Best as Beatrice, Roger Allam as Prospero and Jessie Buckley as Miranda. The show will run April 23 through August 18. The Globe will then present Dominic Dromgoole’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring Michelle Terry, from May 24 through October 12. The season will also feature world premieres of Gabriel (beginning July 13), Blue Stockings (beginning August 24) and The Lightning Child (beginning September 14).
Best earned Tony nominations for A Moon for the Misbegotten (after starring in the London production) and The Homecoming. Best’s additional London theater credits include The Duchess of Malfi, Hedda Gabler and ’Tis a Pity She’s a Whore. In addition to Nurse Jackie, Best’s film and TV credits include The King’s Speech, Shackleton, Up All Night, The Shadow Line and Vital Signs.
Millson’s London theater credits include As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Love Never Dies and his one-man show The Lifted Veil. His film and TV credits include Casino Royale, Peak Practice, EastEnders and Talk to Me.