Four-times Oscar-nominated Irish-American film star Saoirse Ronan takes on the role of Lady Macbeth in the mighty Yaël Farber’s new production of The Scottish Play. Here going out under its official name ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’, we’re promised a production that will place equal emphasis on Ronan’s Lady M and James McArdle’s Macbeth.
It’s finally happening: the theatres are reopening, social distancing is hopefully on its way out, and it feels like there’s a reasonable chance that you can book for plays and musicals with the reasonable expectation that they’ll actually go ahead.
We’re still a long way from back to normal but if we can get through to the press nights for ‘Frozen’ and ‘Back to the Future’ without a hitch, it might just be okay.
So let’s get excited for London theatre in 2021.
Please note: these are ‘new’ productions. For a list of the return dates of long-running shows and musicals, see when will London’s big, long-running shows and musicals return?