Davenant's Macbeth (2018)

Folger Theatre and Folger Consort produced William Shakespeare's Macbeth, as adapted and amended by Sir William Davenant, with music by John Eccles and others, performed by Folger Consort, directed by Robert Richmond, from September 4th 2018 to September 23rd 2018.

Ian Merrill Peakes as Macbeth. Photo by Brittany Diliberto, Bee Two Sweet. 


Murder. Music. Madness.

Rampant ambition and minds unhinged. Owls shrieking and prophesies foretold. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is seen anew, set in an historic London asylum for this groundbreaking production. Davenant’s Restoration-era adaptation blends period music performed by Folger Consort with the tragedy of ambition run amok.



  • Louis Butelli*, Duncan
  • John Floyd, Donalbain
  • Chris Genebach*, Macduff
  • Jeff Keogh*, Seyton
  • Andhy Mendez*, Banquo
  • Rachael Montgomery, Witch
  • Emily Noel, Witch
  • Kate Eastwood Norris, Lady Macbeth
  • Ian Merrill Peakes*, Macbeth
  • Karen Peakes*, Lady Macduff
  • Owen Peakes, Fleance
  • Rafael Sebastian*, Malcolm
  • Ethan Watermeier*, Witch
  • Jaysen Wright*, Lennox


  • Risa Browder, Violin
  • Nina Falk, Viola
  • Dan Meyers, Multi-Instrumentalist
  • John Moran, Cello
  • Leslie Nero, Violin
  • Webb Wiggins, Harpsichord


  • Kimberly Braun, Lady Macbeth & Lady Macduff
  • Acacia Danialson, The Witches
  • John Floyd, Malcom & Fleance
  • Chris Genebach*, Macbeth
  • Darrell JOhnston, Banquo, Duncan, & Seyton
  • KP Powell, Macduff, Lennox, & Donalbain

Creative Team

  • William Davenant, Adaptator/Amendor
  • Robert Richmond**, Director
  • Robert Eisenstein, Music Director
  • Tony Cisek***, Scenic Design
  • Mariah Anzaldo Hale***, Costume Design
  • Andrew F. Griffin***, Lighting Design
  • Matt Otto***, Sound Design
  • Cliff Williams**, Fight Choreographer
  • Minchele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Teresa Wood, Folger Casting
  • Becky Reed*, Production Stage Manager
  • Jessica Short*, Assistant Stage Manager

Production Team

  • Katelyn Manfre & Lindsay Rae Taylor, Assistant Directors
  • Christine Miller, Production Assistant
  • Andhy Mendez, Fight Captian
  • Sarah Lind, Dramatrugical Intern
  • Tony Koehler, Props Master
  • Bella Faccia Inc., Set Construction
  • Sydney Moore & Adalia Tonneyck, Assistant Costume Designers
  • Paul Huntley, Wig Design
  • Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
  • Ansaldo Costumes, Tessa Lew, Martina Liningston, & Kelly Renk-Clarkson, Costume Construction
  • Daphne Epps, Wig Maintenence
  • Alex Keen, Master Electrician
  • Kristen Roth, Assistant Master Electrician
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
  • Grafik, Graphic Design & Advertising Agency
  • Emily Tartanella, Marketing Design Consultant
  • Brittany Diliberto, Production Photography
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • Blue Land Media, APTV, & Mark Fastoso, Promotional and Production Video
  • C2, Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director

Other Media

Cast Talks Macbeth

Preview: Capturing Macbeth

Special Feature: Mr. & Mrs. Macbeth

Special Feature: Acting Macbeth