Opposite him is Cush Jumbo, who recently delivered a soaring performance as a norm-defying Hamlet in the Young Vic’s acclaimed production, directed by Greg Hersov.
The production is being spearheaded by the Donmar's associate director Max Webster (Olivier-winning Life of Pi), who previously helmed the theatre's take on the Bard's equally battle-heavy Henry V in 2022. Further casting is yet to be announced.
While best known for his screen roles, including as the Doctor in Doctor Who and as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Tennant is no stranger from the stage. He recently earned an Olivier nomination for his portrayal of Nazi soldier Halder in Good, while his Richard II in the RSC's 2013 production earned him a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor. Over the years, he's starred in a many more productions of works from the Bard's canon, including Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Comedy of Errors and As You Like It.
And BBC Radio 4 listeners will recall he's already given us the voice of Macbeth in an audio version of 'the Scottish play' last year. Now, it's time for Tennant to put his face to the name.
Public booking opens at 9am on Tuesday 16 May. Click here for more information.
|What||Cush Jumbo and David Tennant in Macbeth, Donmar Warehouse|
|Where||Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9LX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
08 Dec 23 – 10 Feb 24, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|