David Tennant’s upcoming Macbeth play co-starring Cush Jumbo OBE has received a trigger warning for its violent content.
The actor, 52, will star in Donmar Warehouse’s production of Macbeth from December to February alongside Cush, 38, star of The Good Wife.
Donmar has a content advisory section on the play’s homepage, where all the potential triggers in the show are accessible through a hyperlink.
The page warns that ‘this production explores psychosis and contains suggestions of post-combat and postnatal mental health concerns.
‘On stage there is blood, scenes of violence and depictions of death.’
David Tennant’s upcoming Macbeth play co-starring Cush Jumbo OBE (pictured) receives a trigger warning for its violent content
The actor, 52, will star in Donmar Warehouse’s Macbeth from December to February alongside Cush, 38, star of The Good Wife
Shakespeare’s most extraordinary psychological drama is a spellbinding story of love and murder, the renewing power of nature, and of the internal struggles of a damaged man as he tries to control his destiny.
The tragedy tells the story of soldier Macbeth who becomes the King Of Scotland through heinous means due to the promises of witches and the urging of his wife.
Donmar’s version of the famous play uses binaural sound technology to place the audience inside the minds of the Macbeths, and encourage them to ask themselves if people are ever really responsible for our actions?
Although David has a healthy stage career, he is playing Hamlet for the first time. However, he did play the character in a 2022 two-part BBC Radio 4 broadcast.
It will he his first Shakespearean role on stage since the Scotsman played Richard II in the Royal Shakespeare Company production between 2013 and 2016.
He and Cush will be directed by Donmar Associate Director Max Webster who has also directed Henry V.
Hamlet will be the final production of the 30th-anniversary season for Donmar, which started life a banana-ripening warehouse.
Tickets for David Tennant and Cush Jumbo’s Macbeth, which opens on 8 December and closes on 10 February, are sold out.
Donmar has a content advisory section on the play’s homepage, where all the potential triggers in the show are accessible through a hyperlink
In November, David thrilled fans when he appeared in Doctor Who’s long-awaited 60th anniversary celebrations, reprising his role as the Time Lord alongside Catherine Tate who played his companion Donna Noble.
The pair’s return to the BBC show, in the first of three specials, 15 years after they last travelled in the TARDIS together, was lauded by fans.
It was a reunion that had sparked questions, because Donna’s memory of The Doctor was wiped in a bid to save her life during their last adventure in 2008.
However, showrunner Russell T Davies created an unlikely loophole that reinstated Donna’s memories, allowing her to see The Doctor again after they tackled another alien threat.