“fair is foul, and foul is fair.”
Macbeth, a Scottish general, is enslaved by his passion when a trio of witches prophesy that he would one day become the King of Scotland. Blinded by the lust for power, he succumbs to the evil wishes of Lady Macbeth, stabs King Duncan in his sleep, and seizes the throne.
But soon enough, Macbeth is tormented by guilt and terror. What will he do to get away from the consequences of his crime?
A drama of dark desire, violence, and fear, Shakespeare’s Macbeth reveals how evil can rule over a man’s goodness. One of the two most-performed plays by Shakespeare on BBC Radio, it has influenced numerous literary and non-literary adaptations across the centuries and continues to be an inspiration across various art forms.