Written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness - from overwhelming grief to seething rage - and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.
Archive :: production:T0497418959, play:S3502, venue:V386
Production detailsRobert Icke's modern adaptation, originally seen at the Almeida and starring Andrew Scott and Juliet Stevenson.
- 28 Mar 17
- E:Almeida Theatre, I:Robert Icke, S:Hildegard Bechtler, L:Natasha Chivers, U:Tom Gibbons, S:Tal Yarden (video design), I:Julia Horan (casting director), P:Andrew Scott (Hamlet), P:Juliet Stevenson (Gertrude), P:Jessica Brown Findlay (Ophelia), P:Luke Thompson, P:Maanuv Thiara (Marcellus), P:Barry Aird, P:Elliot Barnes-Worrell, P:Marty Cruickshank, P:Calum Findlay, P:Joshua Higgott, P:Amaka Okafor, P:Daniel Rabin, P:David Rintoul, P:Peter Wight, P:Angus Wright, P:Matthew Wynn