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Macbeth - Claire Foy joins James McAvoy

Claire Foy and Anna Maxwell Martin in The Night Watch

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CLAIRE Foy joins James McAvoy in the cast of Macbeth, Jamie Lloyd’s inaugural production in a season of work for Trafalgar Transformed.

The production, in which Foy plays Lady Macbeth opposite McAvoy’s Macbeth, runs at Trafalgar Studios from February 9 to April 27, 2013.

Completing the cast are Jamie Ballard (as Macduff), Graeme Dalling (Donalbain), Lisa Gardner (Witch), Kevin Guthrie (Lennox), Richard Hansell (Ross), Forbes Masson (Banquo), Allison McKenzie (Witch), Olivia Morgan (Witch), Catherine Murray (Caithness), Callum O’Neill (Angus), Mark Quartley (Malcolm) and Hugh Ross (Duncan/Doctor).

Lloyd’s production sees Shakespeare’s darkest tale play out in a dystopian Scotland brutalised by war. Under a toxic fog, Macbeth begins his tormented struggle for power fuelled by ambition and paranoia.

Claire Foy’s stage credits include Ding Dong the Wicked and Love, Love, Love at the Royal Court Theatre and Baby Girl, DNA and The Miracle as part of the Connections season at the National Theatre.

Her screen credits include White Heat, Upstairs Downstairs, Little Dorrit, The Promise, The Night Watch, Wreckers, Hacks and Going Postal (TV); Season of the Witch alongside Nicolas Cage (film).

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