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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: MACBETH

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: MACBETH artwork

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: MACBETH

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 166m 7s

Release date 10/05/2018

BBFCInsight moderate violence, bloody images, threat, sex references

Genre(s) Drama, Performance

Director(s) Rufus Norris

Cast includes Rory Kinnear, Anne-Marie Duff

Summary NATIONAL THEATRE: MACBETH is a recording of a live performance of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Olivier Theatre, London.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 30/04/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: MACBETH is a recording of a live performance of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Olivier Theatre, London.

Violence

People are beheaded and the severed heads are placed in plastic bags. The process of beheading occurs out of sight and the aftermath detail is not strong or bloody. A woman is handed bags which, it is implied, carry the heads of her murdered children, but there is no visual detail. Several people - including a child - are stabbed, resulting in aftermath sight of blood on their clothing.

Injury detail

Blood is visible on people's hands and clothing after an off screen murder. A supernatural character is shown holding up a severed head but the effect is not strongly gory or realistic. There is further bloody detail on and around a dead body after an implied suicide.

Threat

People encounter witches and ghosts, giving rise to moderate fantasy threat. Figures appear wearing eyeless masks and carrying foetus-shaped dolls attached to umbilical cords.

Sex

A man illustrates a series of jokes containing moderate innuendo by holding an object over his crotch to mimic an erection.

Details

Title
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: MACBETH
Year
2018
Distributor(s)
National Theatre
Classified date(s)
14/05/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
166m 7s
Approved footage
14950+8
BBFC reference
AFF357846
Registration number
CFJ44671

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