Outlander actor stars in Macbeth on London stage and Lauren Lyle turns up to support

Outlander star Richard Rankin graced the stage in a production of The Tragedy of Macbeth and one of his co-stars showed up to support him.

Richard, who plays Roger Mackenzie in Outlander, has been enjoying some time away from the 18th century Outlander set but now has went even further back to the 11th century as he is cast as Ross in the production at Almeida Theatre, London.

Richard stars alongside James McArdle who plays Macbeth and Saoirse Ronan who plays Lady Macbeth, and also makes her UK stage debut.

And last night, Richard’s Outlander co-star Lauren Lyle, who plays Marsali Fraser in the show, went along to support her friend at the theatre.

Posting her review on Instagram, Lauren said: “‘Twas magic to go see. Our boy @rikrankin shone.”



Lauren enjoyed the performance

There are showings of The Tragedy of Macbeth on until November 27th and tickets are available here.



Richard Rankin during rehearsals

Richard Rankin and Lauren will be back on our screens next year as Outlander will return in early 2022, and earlier this week show bosses dropped a new trailer for the sixth season.

The producers have confirmed that season six will air with a 90-minute premiere episode planned.

Posting a pic of stars Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin on Instagram the official Starz Outlander account wrote: “In honor of #WorldOutlanderDay, I’m excited to announce that #Outlander Season 6 has officially wrapped and is coming your way in early 2022 with a 90-minute premiere episode!”



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Incredibly, the post also confirmed that although thanks to the pandemic, Season 6 will only be eight episodes due to the challenges of filming, a sixteen-episode Season will begin filming next year.

Showrunner Matthew B. Roberts confirmed that fans shouldn’t be concerned that this season is shorter than normal, he said: “We are excited to get into the editing room to work on bringing the fans one step closer to reuniting with the family back on Fraser’s Ridge.

“Filming in 2021 has presented an unprecedented set of challenges which led us to the decision to truncate the season in order to bring the fans the most vibrant and dynamic season as soon as possible.

“Dinna fash, we will then film an extended season 7 with 16 episodes next year as life returns to normalcy.”

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