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    by Henrik IbsenIn a version by Richard Eyre








  • Coutts is delighted to be the principal sponsor of such an innovative and respectedtheatre as the Almeida. This sponsorship forms an important part of Couttsprogramme of support for the performing arts, and is now in its second year.

    The relationship between Coutts and the Almeida fits well with our history ofsupporting the arts. Over time, Coutts has enjoyed a close relationship with manyfamous artists, including Chopin, Sir Henry Irving and Charles Dickens. Today, many ofour 90,000 clients are associated with the world of music and entertainment.

    Delivering outstanding performance, whether it be in the arts or in wealthmanagement, requires great skill and expertise. We strive to deliver an unsurpassedservice to our clients and few can match Coutts for the strength of our clientrelationships. It is on this basis that we have earned the position of the UKs leadingprivate bank.

    On behalf of everyone at Coutts, I wish the Almeida Theatre every success with thisproduction of Macbeth.

    Sarah DeavesChief ExecutiveCoutts & Co

    Coutts & Co is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.Registered in England No.36695. 440 Strand, London, WC2R 0QS.

  • In order of appearance:

    Hedda Tesman Eve BestGeorge Tesman Benedict CumberbatchJuliana Tesman Gillian Raine

    Judge Brack Iain GlenEilert Loevborg Jamie Sives

    Thea Elvsted Lisa DillonBerthe Sarah Flind

    Direction Richard EyreDesign Rob Howell

    Lighting Peter MumfordSound John Leonard

    Casting Maggie LunnProduction Manager James Crout

    Company Manager Rupert CarlileStage Manager Suzy Bourke

    Deputy Stage Manager Vicki LilesAssistant Stage Manager Kate McDowell

    Costume Supervisor Edward GibbonDeputy wardrobe supervisor Holly Hughes

    Wig Supervisor Zoe GoodchildProduction Carpenter Craig Emerson

    Stage Crew Martin BarronDominic Rose

    Scenic Artist Gordon AldredAssistant Scenic Artist ????

    Set Built By Rocket SceneryStage Management Placement Kiera Wheelright


    by Henrik IbsenIn a version by Richard Eyre

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    Benedict CumberbatchGeorge Tesman

    Theatre: Lady from the Sea (Almeida Theatre), Oh What a LovelyWar, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, A Midsummer Nights Dream,Loves Labours Lost (The New Shakespeare Company).Television: To the Ends of the Earth, Hawking, Dunkirk, NathanBarley, Forty Something, Spooks, Cambridge Spies, Tipping theVelvet, Silent Witness, Fields of Gold.Film: To Kill a King, Hills Like White Elephants.Radio: Far Side, Mr Norris Changes Trains, The Odessy, Kepler,The Sergeants Mate, D Day, The Cocktail Party, Mansfield Park.

    Eve BestHedda Tesman

    Theatre: Mourning BecomesElectra, Three Sisters, The Coastof Utopia (National Theatre),The Misanthrope (ChichesterFestival Theatre), Macbeth(Globe Theatre), The Heiress,The Cherry Orchard (NationalTheatre),Tis Pity Shes a Whore(Young Vic), Sisters Brothers(Gate Theatre), The Promise(Battersea Art Centre), MuchAdo About Nothing (SouthwarkPlayhouse), Uncle Vanya(Theatre Studio).Television: Inspector LynleyMysteries, Waking the Dead, LieWith Me, Shackleton.Film: The Lodge.

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    Lisa DillonThea Elvsted

    Theatre: Othello (Royal Shakespeare Company),The Master Builder (West End), Iphegenia(Sheffield Crucible).Television: Hawking, Cambridge Spies. Film: Bright Young Things.

    Sarah FlindBerthe

    Theatre: Ivanov (National Theatre), Blithe Spirit (Salisbury Playhouse), As You Like It (Bristol Old Vic & WestYorkshire Playhouse), Raising Fires (Bush Theatre), Jane Eyre (Playhouse Theatre), Billy Liar (Wolsey Ipswich),Daisy Pulls It Off (Dukes Lancaster), Measure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company, Tour & Young Vic), TheBlue Angel (Royal Shakespeare Company & Tour), As You Like It (Old Vic), Better In My Dreams (WatermansTheatre), Jane Eyre (Leeds Playhouse), Stepping Out (National Tour), See How they Run, The Sea, Wild Honey,Marat Sade, Happy Haven (Leeds Playhouse), The Maids (Hullabaloo Theatre).Television: The Bill, Strange, My Hero, Holby City, Oliver Twist, Eastenders, Norman Ormal, Out of Sight, Casualty,Pissed on the Job, Hettie Wainthrop Investigates, Thieftakers, Tomorrow People, Nice day at the Office, Gone toSeed, Hot Dog Wars, House of Elliott, Stanley and the Woman, Lovejoy, Do It, Last Evensong, Newshounds.Film: Gosford Park, The Winslow Boy, The Fool.

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    Gillian RaineJuliana Tesman

    Theatre: Mackerel Sky (Bush Theatre), La Grande Magia (NationalTheatre), A Month in the Country (Albery Theatre), Constant Wife(Theatre Royal, Windsor), Candida (Wyndhams Theatre), Joy (TheatreRoyal Windsor), Hedda Gabler (St. Martins), An Ideal Husband (StrandTheatre), Happy Family (St. Martins), Moliere Triple Bill (OxfordPlayhouse), The Apple Cart (Mermaid Theatre), On the Rocks (MermaidTheatre), Heartbreak House (European Tour), Semi-Detached(Greenwich Theatre).Television: Heartbeat, Kiss Me Kate, Harbour Lights, A Very PerculiarPractice, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Love on a Branch Line, Under theHammer, Suddenly Last Summer, Anna Lee, Eastenders, The Good Guys,Life After Life, Childrens Crossing, Frankensteins Baby, Vanity Fair,Singles, Wish Me Luck Li, Marmalade Atkins, Home and Away,Skullduggery, Trial, Wicked Women, This Happy Breed, Within TheseWalls, The Crezz, Picture of Dorian Gray, Trial of Eliza Armstrong, NeverEard of Paradise, Galton and Simpson Playhouse, The Velvet Glove, TheNeighbourhood, Born and Bred, Heartlands. Film: Darling, A Night to Remember, The Last of the Long-Haired Boys.

    Iain GlenJudge Brack

    Theatre: The Seagull (Edinburgh Festival), A Streetcar Named Desire(National Theatre), The Blue Room (Donmar Warehouse), MartinGuerre (West End), The Broken Heart, Henry V (Royal ShakespeareCompany), Here (Donmar Warehouse), Macbeth (Tron Theatre),King Lear (Royal Court), Coriolanus, She Stoops to Conquer(Chichester Festival Theatre), Hamlet (Bristol Old Vic), Hapgood(Aldwych Theatre), The Man Who Had All the Luck (Bristol Old Vic& Young Vic), Road (Royal Court), Edward II (Royal Exchange),Recruiting Officer (Birmingham Rep).Television: Kidnapped!, Carla, The Tynedale Bible, Impact, AnchorMe, Glasgow Kiss, The Wyvern Mysteries, Wives and Daughters, Trialand Retribution II, Painted Lady, Death of a Salesman, FrankiesHouse, Adam Bede, The Fear, The Picnic, Will You Love Me Tomorrow,Blood Hunt. Film: Tara Road, Man to Man, Kingdom of Heaven, Song for a RaggyBoy, Spy Sorge, The Soulkeeper, Darkness, Tombraider, Gabriel & Me,Silent Scream, Fools of Fortune, Mountain of the Moon, Paranoid,Mararia, Young Americans, Ferdy Durke, Rosencrantz andGuildenstern are Dead, Gorillas in the Mist, Paris by Night.

  • Jamie SivesEilert Loevborg

    Theatre: Edward II (Sheffield Crucible). Television: To the Ends of the Earth, Avenging Angels,Rockface, Ultimate Force, Glasgow Kiss, Psychos, SplitSecond. Film: A Woman in Winter, On a Clear Day, One LastChance, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, Frozen, TheKnickerman, Mean Machine, Dead on Time, Poof.





    Richard EyreDirector

    Richard Eyre was Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse 1973-78. He was Producer of Play for Today for BBC TV 1978 81. He became an Associate Director of the National Theatre in 1981 and was Artistic Director from 1988 -1997. Theatre includes: Mary Poppins (Bristol, West End). The Crucible (Broadway), The Judas Kiss, The Novice (Almeida). Forthe National Theatre: Vincent in Brixton (& West End and Broadway), Amys View (& West End & Broadway), The Invention of Love (& West End), King Lear, JohnGabriel Borkman, The Princes Play, La Grande Magia, Skylight (& West End & Broadway), Sweet Bird of Youth, Johnny on aSpot, The David Hare Trilogy - Racing Demon (& Broadway), Murmuring Judges, The Absence of War, Macbeth, The Night ofthe Iguana, Napoli Milionaria, White Chameleon, Richard III (& world tour), The Voysey Inheritance, Hamlet, TheChangeling, Futurists, The Government Inspector, Schweyk in the Second World War, The Beggars Opera, Guys and Dolls. HighSociety (West End), Edmond, Kafkas Dick, The Shawl, Hamlet (Royal Court), The Great Exhibition, The Death andResurrection of Mr Roche, The Ha - Ha (Hampstead), Jingo (Royal Shakespeare Company). For the NottinghamPlayhouse: Deeds, The Cherry Orchard, Touched, The Alchemist, Bartholomew Fair, Othello, Comedians, The Churchill Play,Bendigo, The Taming of the Shrew, Brassneck (as producer), The Plough and the Stars. For the Royal Lyceum Theatre,Edinburgh: The Master Builder, Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Trumpets and Drums, The White Devil, Junoand the Paycock, Death of a Salesman, Events While Guarding the Bofors Gun. For the Edinburgh Festival: RandomHappenings in the Hebrides, Confessions of a Justified Singer.Opera: La Traviata (Covent Garden), Le Nozze Di Figaro (Festival dAix en Provence).Television: Changing Stages, King Lear, The Absence of War, Suddenly Last Summer, Tumbledown, V, The Insurance Man, PastCaring, Country, Pasmore, The Imitation Game, The Cherry Orchard, Comedians, Waterloo Sunset. As producer: Just a BoysGame, Long Distance Information, Chance of a Lifetime.Radio: Angel, Macbeth.Films: Stage Beauty, Iris (also wrote with Charles Wood), Laughterhouse, The Ploughmans Lunch.Books: National Service, Changing Stages (with Nicholas Wright), Utopia and Other Places.

  • Rob HowellDesign

    Theatre includes: Buried Child (National Theatre), Endgame (West E