All Hail Macbeth As Kenneth Branagh Is the Voice of the Tram!
The A-list actor has recorded a message for tram passengers heading to the St Peterís Square stop, the nearest to the festivalís base in Albert Square

Manchester Evening News, 6 July 2013             See the photo
By Charlotte Cox, Dean Kirby
* Thanks Emma, Paula

Visitors heading to Manchester International Festival will face no toil and trouble today Ė with 'Macbeth' star Sir Kenneth Branagh making the Metrolink stop announcements.

The A-list actor has recorded a message for tram passengers heading to the St Peterís Square stop, the nearest to the festivalís base in Albert Square.

When the tram stops at Piccadilly Gardens or Deansgate on its way to St Peterís Square, Sir Kennethís dulcet tones announce the festival, in which he stars as Macbeth.

As the doors close, he is heard to say: ďPlease alight at St Peterís Square for Festival Square, the heart of Manchester International Festival.Ē

The messages are also being broadcast to passengers on platforms across the network for the duration of the 18-day festival.


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