James McAvoy to play West End Macbeth

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James McAvoy is set to star as Macbeth in a new season of work directed by Jamie Lloyd at Trafalgar Studios next year.

The show runs at the West End venue from February 9 until April 27, 2013, with press night on February 19.

It marks the first production in a season of work at the venue directed by Lloyd.

The season, which is called Trafalgar Transformed, will have design by Soutra Gilmour.

Macbeth is produced by Jamie Lloyd Productions, which is a partnership between Jamie Lloyd and Ambassador Theatre Group.

Lloyd said: "I am thrilled to announce the first production for Trafalgar Transformed - a season of politically-charged power plays on the doorstep of Whitehall, accompanied by a festival of platform events, discussions and readings.

“We hope to welcome new and diverse audiences to the West End and I am very excited to engage with schools and other groups via a series of bespoke workshops and masterclasses.”