A new play by David Greig
Directed by Roxana Silbert
The National Theatre of Scotland presents the Royal Shakespeare Companyís production of Dunsinane in association with the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.
Macbeth is dead. Under cover of night, an English army has swept through the landscape, killed the tyrant and taken the seat of power.
Attempting to restore peace and put in place a new ruler, the commanding officer is beset by a brutal guerrilla uprising and simmering discontent amongst his own inexperienced troops.
Struggling to grasp the alien customs and politics of this harsh country, he finds himself drawn towards the tyrantís powerful widow in search of someone to share his burden of responsibility.
Increasingly isolated from his own men and Scottish allies alike, his efforts to restore order appear futile as the situation spins out of control.
David Greigís exhilarating play is a vision of one manís attempt to restore peace in a country ravaged by war.
Supported by Bank of Scotland, Pioneering Partner of the National Theatre of Scotland
"A triumph... Roxana Silbert's supple production is beautifully acted... engaged, articulate, provocative entertainment" The Times * * * * *
"Gripping first-rate drama from one of the country's most talented and versatile playwrights" Evening Standard * * * *
"David Greig gleefully seizes on Shakespeare's tragedy and writes a thrilling sequel for the RSC that has more to do with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than with 11th-century Scotland" Sunday Times * * * *