'A thrilling reimagining'
The Herald
'A bloody good show!'
UK Theatre Network
'Masterfully traditional and refreshingly new'
The Stage
'A stunning vision'
The Scotsman

A prophecy has been told, Lord Macbeth will be king, but this side of the story is yet to be seen. Visionary playwright Zinnie Harris reimagines Shakespeare’s Scottish Play from Lady Macbeth’s perspective in an exhilarating epic of ambition, manipulation, and the intoxicating need to challenge the roles others prescribe for you. 

Bojana Novakovic (Love Me) and Johnny Carr (Five Bedrooms) star in a visceral and haunting epic of the 11th century on stage. Lady Macbeth has a vision to unleash the forces of change and renewal—and to seize control of the kingdom. 

Malthouse Theatre Artistic Director Matthew Lutton crafts a grand spectacle, igniting a historic battle of power in a world rife with superstition and the supernatural. 

Finally, Lady Macbeth takes her rightful place. The path to freedom is sometimes stained with blood.


Macbeth (An Undoing) was first performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh on 4 February 2023. 

Key image: Boogie

Zinnie Harris Headshot

Writer, In a new version after Shakespeare /

Zinnie Harris

Matthew Lutton Headshot

Director /

Matthew Lutton

Bojana Novakovic Headshot


Bojana Novakovic

Johnny Carr Headshot

Cast /

Johnny Carr

Tony Briggs Headshot

Cast /

Tony Briggs

Khisraw Jones-Shukoor Headshot

Cast /

Khisraw Jones-Shukoor

Natasha Herbert Headshot

Cast /

Natasha Herbert

Jessica Clarke Headshot

Cast /

Jessica Clarke

Tyallah Bullock Headshot

Cast /

Tyallah Bullock

Rashidi Edward Headshot

Cast /

Rashidi Edward

Jim Daly Headshot

Cast /

Jim Daly

David Woods Headshot

Cast /

David Woods

Dann Barber Headshot

Set & Costume Designer /

Dann Barber

Amelia Lever-Davidson Headshot

Lighting Designer /

Amelia Lever-Davidson

Jethro Woodward Headshot


Jethro Woodward

Lisa Osborn Headshot

Stage Manager /

Lisa Osborn

Rosemary Osmond Headshot

Assistant Stage Manager /

Rosemary Osmond

Event & ticketing details

Performance Times

7.30pm, Fri 5 Jul
7.30pm, Sat 6 Jul
7.30pm, Mon 8 Jul
7.30pm, Tue 9 Jul
7.30pm, Wed 10 Jul
7.30pm, Tue – Sun
2pm, Sat 13 Jul
7.30pm, Tue 16 Jul
7.30pm, Thu 25 Jul

Content notes

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