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Macbeth (1932/3)
Macbeth Programme Image The Weird Sisters meet Macbeth and Banquo on thier return from battle. They foretell that Macbeth shall be King and Banquo father to a line of Kings. Duncan, King of Scotland, comes to Macbeth's castle for the night, and persuaded by his wife, Macbeth murders him. Macbeth, as King, sweeps Banquo out of his path but fails to kill his son, Fleance. Macbeth, in despair, turns again to the Weird Sisters, who warn him to beware of Macduff. Macduff escapes to England, but his wife and children are slain. Malcolm, Duncan's son, with Macduff comes in arms to recover the Scottish crown. Lady Macbeth dies a prey to imaginary fears, and Macbeth is slain in combat by Macduff.. Full synopsis or Gallery.

Macbeth : Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death.Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more; it is a tale Told by an idiot full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.

Banquo : If you can look into the seeds of time, And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear Your favours nor your hate.

cast list production credits
Banquo Alastair Sim


Frank Napier
Lady Macbeth Margaret Webster


Ross Anthony Quayle Theatre The Old Vic
Macbeth Malcom Keane Presented by Lilian Bayliss
Macduff Roger Livesey Produced by Harcourt Williams
Lennox James Lytton   Edward Carrick
Lady Macduff Valerie Tudor    
Porrter Morland Graham

Macbeth Juliet Cast

1st Murderer Cecil Winterbottom
Siward Morland Graham
Seyton Gordon Brown
Interesting facts

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In 1932/33 Alastair started his second season at he The Old Vic where Malcom Kean and Peggy Ashcroft were leading the company.

At the conclusion of this production Peggy Ashcroft returned to play Portia (in The Merchant of Venice) and other leading parts for the rest of the season. Margaret Webster, her replacement in Macbeth, then resumed her part in Musical Chairs at the Criterion Theatre.