Doctor Who star Alex Kingston is set to join Kenneth Branagh as Lady Macbeth in the Manchester International Festival production of Macbeth this summer, reports The Daily Mail.
The show will be performed in a run-down church in the city center, beginning July 5 and running for two weeks. There will also be a live broadcast of the play on July 20.
Directed by Rob Ashford, the Bard’s tragic tale follows a Scottish general who becomes consumed by ambition after receiving a prophecy from three witches that he will one day become King of Scotland. What follows is a murderous spree of arrogance, madness and bloodbath in what is one of William Shakespeare’s most memorable works.
Kingston has appeared on the stage in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on the West End, Michael Grandage’s Luisa Miller at Donmar Warehouse and Othello at the Birmingham Rep. She is best-known to TV audiences for her roles as Dr. Corday on ER and River Song in Doctor Who.