Macbeth is coming to the Lawrence Batley Theatre – for a daring performance like no other.

The production comes from award-winning Imitating the Dog and is an audacious and dazzling new re-telling of William Shakespeare’s tale of ambition, betrayal and downfall.

Fusing live action with striking video technology, for which Imitating the Dog are internationally renowned, Macbeth will run at the Huddersfield theatre from May 3-6.

Three mysterious figures enter the stage. They talk of the hurly-burly, of thunder and lightning, and of a young couple who believe they can overthrow the old regime. They conjure the Macbeths, placing them in a dangerous new world where paranoia, betrayal and brutality rule.

Imitating the Dog’s daring retelling of Macbeth is a neon noir thriller where Shakespeare’s original language collides with startling new scenes, stunning visuals and a powder-keg intensity. Age recommendation 14+.

The new production’s cast features Benjamin Westerby (All’s Well That Ends Well and Wars of the Roses, Royal Shakespeare Company) as Macbeth and Maia Tamrakar (Spring Awakening, Almeida Theatre and Rock, Scissors, Paper, Sheffield Crucible) as Lady Macbeth.

The cast will also feature Laura Atherton (Night of The Living Dead ™  – Remix, Imitating the Dog), Stefan Chanyaem (Living Archive, Royal Court Theatre) and Matt Prendergast (Dracula: The Untold Story, Imitating the Dog) as the Witches/Ensemble.

Andrew Quick, Macbeth co-director and artistic director of Imitating the Dog, said: “Macbeth is an extraordinary play. Shakespeare’s exploration of power, ambition, violence and love seems so relevant to today.

“We’re excited to be bringing Macbeth to Lawrence Batley Theatre. It is a unique take on the original play, a Macbeth as you have never seen before, but still with Shakespeare’s story at its heart.”

Macbeth will be at Lawrence Batley Theatre from May 3-6. For more information and tickets, visit or call 01484 430528.