Why See Hamlet?
to see or not to see
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any actor worth their salt will eventually tackle the Dane. One of the world's most recognisable plays, Hamlet allows the player the chance to explore the true depths of their performance. Welcome then to Andrew Scott, whose incredible performance as the troubled prince as directed by Robert Icke at the Almeida has afforded him a West End transfer, and a fantastic opportunity to bring this masterpiece to a wider audience.
This modern-dress iteration of the tragedy also stars Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude and Jessica Findlay Brown as Ophelia, alongside Scandi-noir inspired design from Hildegard Bechtler.
to thine ownself be true - the story of Hamlet
One of Shakespeare's best-known tragedies, the play is set in Denmark where the title character plans his revenge against the uncle who murdered his father, before usurping the throne for himself and marrying his mother. After a period of self-imposed exile, the dispossessed prince makes his return from the shadows, consumed by grief and a lust for revenge against the man who betrayed him, ready to give everything to get it.
Previews from: 9 May 2017
Opening night: 15 June 2017
Cast and Creative
Andrew Scott as Hamlet
Marty Cruickshank as Player Queen
Jessica Brown Findlay as Ophelia
Calum Finlay as Rosencrantz
Joshua Higgott as Horatio
Daniel Rabin as Reynaldo
David Rintoul as Ghost/Player King
Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude
Luke Thompson as Laertes
Peter Wight as Polonius
Angus Wright as Claudius
Matthew Wynn as Bernardo/Player 3/Priest
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Icke
Design by Hildegard Bechtler
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