Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is set to make her UK stage debut as Lady Macbeth in a "feminist" version of the Shakespeare tragedy.

The four-time Oscar nominee will star alongside Scottish actor James McArdle as Macbeth in the production at the Almeida theatre in London this autumn.

Ronan and McArdle previously appeared together in the 2018 film Mary Queen of Scots.

This version of the tragedy will present a "more equivalent relationship" between the Macbeths than is usually shown, the Almeida's artistic director Rupert Goold said.

Yaël Farber will direct the "elemental production about a world in transformation, the shadows in all of us, and one couple's spine-chilling quest for power."

The 27-year-old actress made her Broadway debut as Abigail Williams in a 2016 staging of The Crucible which garnered glowing reviews.

Olivier Award-nominee McArdle has won acclaim on stage for his roles in Angels in America, Peter Gynt, Platonov and The James Plays.

He is currently appearing in the acclaimed Kate Winslet-led HBO drama Mare of Easttown.

The play will open on September 25 and run until November 20.