Alan Cumming as Macbeth for the National Theatre of Scotland
Portrait by Albert Watson
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National Theatre of Scotland
Directors John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg
With Alan Cumming,
Myra McFadyen, and Ali Craig
By William Shakespeare
One of Shakespeare’s most deeply psychological plays is given a riveting, utterly original reimagining by the National Theatre of Scotland. Tony Award–winning Scottish star of stage, film, and television Alan Cumming returns to Lincoln Center with a one-man interpretation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play.
Directed by John Tiffany and Andrew Goldberg, this Macbeth is set in the clinical green-tiled room of a psychiatric ward in which Cumming is the lone patient, inhabiting each role himself, including some of Shakespeare’s most complex and troubled characters.
Cumming and Tiffany last joined forces on The Bacchae, with Cumming in the role of Dionysus—“a role he was born to perform,” wrote the New York Times—during Lincoln Center Festival 2008.