The Tragedy of Macbeth, Almeida Theatre, London, until 20 November
Four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan and Mare of Easttown star James McArdle play the Macbeths in this new production of the “Scottish play”. Ronan says they channelled a “modern power couple… like Kim and Kanye” for their portrayal, adding that the “sadness seeps in” when the couple’s relationship begins to unravel. The first batch of tickets has sold out, so set a reminder for the next release at midday on 21 October. From £10.
Anish Kapoor: Painting, Modern Art Oxford, from 2 October until 13 February, 2022
Kapoor’s sea of red isn’t always easy on the eye, but paintings are integral to his studio practice – especially the red blood essential to life and death. “The art I love, the art I make, I hope, celebrates the sensual while always knowing that decay is close,” he says. Ahead of a big retrospective in Venice next year, Kapoor’s first exhibition at Modern Art Oxford for almost 40 years opens alongside a smaller show at London’s Lisson Gallery (until October 30; free). £7.50.
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Frieze Sculpture, Regent’s Park, London, until 31 October
Frieze Sculpture is back in Regent’s Park this autumn, exploring themes such as the environment and endangered futures through works by Anthony Caro, Isamu Noguchi, Gisela Colón and Tatiana Wolska. The Serpentine will present a fragment of its summer pavilion, designed by Sumayya Vally and Counterspace, marking the first time a public institution has participated in this event. Frieze Sculpture’s sister events, Frieze London and Frieze Masters, run from 13-17 October. Free.