'Macbeth' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Over the summer Russell Jackson has worked as text adviser in rehearsals with Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford on Macbeth in the Manchester International Festival, and with Michael Grandage on his production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which opens on 17 September for a ten-week run in the Michael Grandage Company’s season at the Noel Coward Theatre in London’s West End. The cast includes Sheridan Smith and David Walliams. Next up is Henry V with Jude Law as the king. (Further information on michaelgrandagecompany.co.uk)