Saoirse Ronan Will Make UK Stage Debut In Feminist Version Of Macbeth


The four-time Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan is set to make her UK stage debut at the Almeida Theatre in London in a feminist adaption of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Ronan will star as Lady Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth alongside Olivier Award nominee James McArdle, who is currently on-screen in HBO’s Mare of Easttown. The pair have previously appeared together in Mary Queen of Scots.

Ronan is perhaps best known for her leading roles in films such as Lady Bird, Brooklyn, and Little Women. She also appeared on Broadway in 2016 as Abigail Williams in The Crucible. 

The play will run from 25 September to 20 November at the Almeida and is brought to the stage by director Yaël Farber. Limited capacity audiences of around 100-120 people are expected at the theatre due to coronavirus restrictions.

The Almeida Theatre’s artistic director Rupert Gould has promised the show will be a “visceral experience” for audience members, and stated that the production will show a “more equivalent relationship” between the characters. 

Saoirse Ronan‘s turn as Lady Macbeth is part of a group of “extraordinary young actors” set to appear in the Almeida’s new season.

Tickets for the performance will go on sale in July.

Words by Izzy Anstee

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