A co-production with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.
Realpolitik, madness, sex and murder all play their part in a drama that is both a thriller and the profoundest meditation on our human condition.
Hamlet productions – like London buses – tend to come in threes. We squeezed our own in between the controversial Turner/Cumberbatch production at the Barbican and the RSC’s spring production (in which Paapa Essiedu, our own highly praised Romeo in 2015, will play the title role). But the choices the play offers director and cast are legion. How old should Hamlet be – eighteen, twenty, or a man in his late 30s? Is he ever truly mad? Was his mother complicit in the murder of his father? Questions like these, and many, many more, ensure that no two productions of this enthralling play will ever be alike.
Archived show. To book any of our productions please contact Kerrie Burke-Avery, Producer, on 0117 963 0963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RUNNING TIME 2hrs 30 (inc. interval)
AGE RECOMMENDATION 12+
ORIGINAL VENUE Factory Theatre