Part Two Of Macbeth With David Tennant Airs On Radio 4 Today


The concluding episode of David Tennant's Macbeth airs this afternoon at 3pm BST on BBC Radio 4. 

It can be listened to worldwide via BBC Sounds and the BBC Radio 4 website here. It will also be available after broadcast.

The radio drama sees David Tennant make his first ever venture into playing the tyrannical Scottish King.

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders the reigning King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death.


Cast:

Macbeth: David Tennant 

Lady Macbeth: Daniela Nardini

Banquo/Caithness: Stuart McQuarrie

Macduff: Alec Newman

Lady Macduff/3rd Witch/Apparition: Naana Agyei Ampadu

Malcolm/3rd murderer: Owen Whitelaw

Ross: Stuart Bowman

Lennox: John Hollingworth

Duncan/Old Man/2nd Murderer: Ron Donachie

Porter/Angus: Forbes Masson

Captain/1st Murderer/Siward: Fergal Mcelherron

Doctor: Richard Wilson

Menteith/Seyton/Donalbain: Jos Vantyler

Young Siward: Ty Tennant

1stWitch/Apparition/Gentlewoman: Genevieve Gaunt

2nd Witch/Apparition/Servant: Ayesha Antoine

Young Macduff: Alexander Ryan


Music by 0171

Sound design by Joe Bedell-Brill

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4

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