RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd directs this new production which is running from 16th April to 6th October 2011 at the RSC Stratford-upon-Avon. Craig Armstrong has contributed compositions to the production. Michael Boyd and Craig Armstrong have a long standing collaborative history beginning with their time at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow in the early 90’s. This is the first new production in the transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Jonathan Slinger plays Macbeth following his acclaimed performances as Richard II and Richard III in the award winning 2006–2008 Histories Cycle.