Hugo Weaving will play the murderous Macbeth in the Sydney Theatre Company production opening next month.

The celebrated Australian actor stars at the centre of an ensemble cast in Shakespeare’s famous play, alongside the likes of Melita Jurisic, Robert Menzies, John Gaden and Paula Arundell. The Sydney Theatre will be reoriented for the production, with the audience seated on the stage itself and the empty auditorium looming as a spooky backdrop. Kip Williams directs the production.

Macbeth plays at the Sydney Theatre from Monday July 21 to Saturday September 27.