Manchester International Festival 2013’s production of Macbeth will be broadcast to the Electric Palace’s big screen on Saturday 20th July at 8:30pm.

This electrifying new production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church. Directed by Olivier- and Tony award-winning director Rob Ashford and BAFTA award-winner Kenneth Branagh, Macbeth also stars Branagh in the lead role, his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade. Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) stars as Lady Macbeth, in her first stage role in several years since she became a regular guest star on Doctor Who.

Kenneth Branagh has long been lauded as one of the great Shakespearean interpreters. His skills as a writer, director and actor have garnered international acclaim across the disciplines of stage, film and television, and he is the only man to be nominated in five different categories for an Academy Award. He last performed Shakespeare when he played Richard III at the Sheffield Crucible in 2002. Recent stage performances as Edmund at the National Theatre and Ivanov for the Donmar played to great acclaim. In 2011 he completed a sell-out run of the hit comedy The Painkiller at the Lyric Theatre in his home city of Belfast.

Appealing to a wide audience and age group this highly energetic production’s very short run at Manchester International Festival sold out quickly so be sure to book in advance to see Macbeth the broadcast of at the Electric Palace. Tickets are £10 plus booking fee, available from Bridport tourist information centre: 01308 424901 and online at, or £12 on the door (if available).

National Theatre Live presents MACBETH
Live from Manchester International Festival

Starring Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston
Directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh

Saturday 20th July
Doors 7:30pm; starts 8:30pm
+bf advance from Bridport TIC: 01308 424901 or
on the door


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