This production of Macbeth was directed by Tom Morris who was also the Artistic Director of the BAC at that time. In an interview leading up to the showing of Macbeth at BAC, Morris was asked "Why are you directing Shakespeare at the BAC?". His reply was "One of the things we are trying to do at BAC is ask ourselves why anyone should either bother making or going to see theatre. One of the richest answers to that question, for me, is the fact that in a theatre, an audience can't sit back. if an audience is going to get anything out of their theatrical experience, it has to be something they create with their imagination".
Later on in the interview he goes on to say that each viewer has their own world, in the theatre and by using a famous Shakespeare play, viewers will be able to dive deeper into the mysterious mind of murder, as well the fact that Macbeth is speaking all the time, unlike other characters in Shakespeare's plays, making it slightly unique.