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This unique production of Macbeth revisits the Shakespearean tragedy in the mind of a lone patient in a clinical room deep within a psych ward. Alan Cumming retells the classic story, playing every role, while the production utilizes multimedia in its reinterpretation of the text.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jul. 14, 2013.

About the Show

Previews: Apr 7, 2013 • Opening: Apr 21, 2013 • Closing: Jul 14, 2013



What Is the Story of Macbeth?
In this chilling reimagined production of Macbeth, Tony winner Alan Cumming tackles nearly every role in Shakespeare’s iconic fight for the Scottish throne, including Lady Macbeth, Banquo, the three witches and of course, Macbeth. Set in an eerie mental institution, the story is told by a lone psychiatric patient through the use of surveillance cameras, props and an observing doctor and orderly who periodically check in on him. As the drama in Shakespeare’s masterpiece intensifies, the patient slips further into his own madness.

Broadway Plays Classics Stars on Stage Drama

"Directors John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg layer the production with spooky sounds and moody music and keep Cumming on the move—he races up stairs, climbs atop tables, gazes into a mirror and gets chatty with a doll."

New York Daily News

Joe Dziemianowicz

"The actor even makes a convincing Lady Macbeth, who in his interpretation emerges as a frankly earthy figure willing to use sex as a bargaining tool."

Entertainment Weekly

Thom Geier


Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Wheelchair Access
5 Wheelchair seats, 11 Aisle Transfer Arms, 26 Companion Seats
Elevators and Escalators
This theater does not have elevators or escalators.
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