About the Show/Event
Information for Hamlet at The Young Vic, West End (Play). 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.
Performers Cush Jumbo (Hamlet).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Young Vic. Director Greg Hersov. Design Anna Fleischle. Lighting Neil Austin. Sound Adam Cork. Director Sophie Holland (casting director).