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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)
- VENUEFactory Theatre
- Thu 11 – Mon 15 February 7.30pm£16
- Thu 25 Feb; 03 & 10 March 2pmFull £18 / Schools & Under 15s £12
- Sat 2pmFull £18 / Schools & Under 15s £12
ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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