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NTS Macbeth with Alan Cumming to transfer to Broadway

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The National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Macbeth is to transfer to Broadway.

The production, in which Alan Cumming plays all the roles, is being presented by independent New York producer Ken Davenport at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for a 73-date run, opening on April 7.

Neil Murray, NTS executive producer, said: “We believe that this will be the first time that Shakespeare’s Scottish play will have been performed by a Scottish actor and a Scottish company on Broadway. We are thrilled that a leading New York commercial producer is taking on our acclaimed production of Macbeth, featuring Alan Cumming’s stunning performance.”

The production is directed by John Tiffany, the outgoing associate director at the NTS whose direction of Once won him a Tony, and Andrew Goldberg who directed Bomb-itty of Errors.

A bold re-imagining of Shakespeare’s text, Cumming’s Macbeth is set in a psychiatric assessment unit where he plays a patient reliving the events of the play.

The production features set design by Merle Hensel, lighting by Natasha Chivers and sound by Fergus O’Hare.

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