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    Directed by Andrew Hilton

    To celebrate ‘Shakespeare 400’ – four centuries since the great playwright died on 23 April 1616 – Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory Theatres offer an all- Shakespeare season, beginning with the most famous play in world theatre.

    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 squeeze 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.

    After the Factory Theatre season the production tours widely in the UK, and also pays a visit to the Craiova Shakespeare Festival in Romania.

    Chris Bianchi Ghost & Player King
    Ian Barritt Polonius
    Alan Coveney Horatio
    Paul Currier Claudius
    Craig Fuller Guildernstern
    Nicky Goldie Sexton
    Julia Hills Gertrude
    Joel Macey Rosencrantz
    Alan Mahon Hamlet
    Isabella Marshall Ophelia
    Callum McIntyre Laertes
    Marc Geoffrey Reynaldo
    John Sandeman Marcellus & Priest
    Laurence Varda Barnardo / Player & Fortinbras
    Eleanor Yates Player Queen

    Director Andrew Hilton
    Designer Max Johns
    Fight Director John Sandeman
    Composer and Sound Designer Elizabeth Purnell
    Lighting Designer Matthew Graham



    • RUNNING TIME3hrs (inc. interval)
    • VENUE
      • PREVIEWS
      • Thu 11 – Mon 15 February 7.30pm£16
      • Matinées
      • Thu 25 Feb; 03 & 10 March 2pmFull £18 / Schools & Under 15s £12
      • Sat 2pmFull £18 / Schools & Under 15s £12



    Mon & Tue 7.30pm (Tue 16 7pm) £19

    Wed & Thu 7.30pm £21

    Fri & Sat 7.30pm £24

    Hamlet and All’s Well That Ends Well will be played in repertoire from Mon 25 – Sat 30 April.

    BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE Tue 26 April 7.30pm To book email tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    Business Club Members can get 2 for 1 tickets to the performance on Fri 12 February, 7.30pm and Thu 10 March, 7,30pm. Book early as this offer is subject to availability. To claim please quote your company promotion code over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Please bring proof of the company you work for.

    Start Time Details of individual show and performance times are available when you click 'Buy Tickets'.


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