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Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL

Eddie Izzard: Hamlet

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Closed June 30, 2024

Accessible, poignant, chilling, and intense

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Why See Eddie Izzard: Hamlet?

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This Above All: To Thine Own Self Be True

An ensemble? No, it's Eddie Izzard playing 23 Shakespeare characters! Izzard's one-of-a-kind adaptation of Hamlet returns to London following a highly acclaimed run Off-Broadway. A stunning display of talent, join Izzard as she takes on every role, from the beleaguered Prince of Denmark to the gravediggers in her inimitable style. The adaptation comes from her brother Mark Izzard, with direction from theatrical legend Selina Cadell.

What is the story?

The iconic Shakespearean tragedy follows Hamlet of Denmark, a young prince who is left reeling from the sudden death of his father, King Hamlet. One fateful night, the ghost of King Hamlet appears to his son in a ghostly form, delivering an ominous secret surrounding the true events of his death, and to the surprise of young Hamlet, the killer lives closer than he could have ever expected...

Consumed by grief, anger, and a desire for revenge, Hamlet must now feign madness to investigate the truth behind his father's death and avenge his legacy.

About Eddie Izzard's Hamlet 

Adapted by Mark Izzard, this rendition promises to be a fantastic interpretation of the Shakespearean classic! The production reunites the Izzards and Director Selina Cadell, following their partnership on the sold-out run of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations.

"I have always been drawn to portraying complex and challenging characters, and Hamlet is the ultimate" Izzard said about the show.

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Opening night: 23 May 2024

Cast and Creative


Eddie Izzard


Set Design by Tom Piper
Lighting by Tyler Elich 
Costume Styling by Tom Piper and Libby DaCosta 
Movement Direction by Didi Hopkins
Directed by Selena Cadell

What you thought

8 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)

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Susan Tresman : “Exceptional performance -outstanding theatre ”

This was a brilliant experience , and Eddie Izzard is spellbinding in her... more

Christine Ellerbeck: “Amazing performance. ”

Bold. Incredible. The actor take on 23 characters for this one man show.... more

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