Hamlet archiveWritten 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. Running time approx. 3 hours 55 minutes including two intervals.


Samuel West (Hamlet), Wayne Cater (Rosencrantz), Alan David (Polonius/First Gravedigger), John Dougall (Horatio), Christopher Good (Ghost/Osric), Sean Hannaway (Guildenstern), Finn Caldwell (Player King), Larry Lamb (Claudius), Ben Meyjes (Laertes), Kerry Condon (Ophelia), Marty Cruickshank (Gertrude)


Author: Shakespeare
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Director(s): Steven Pimlott, Jonathan Butterell (associate director), Malcolm Ranson (fight)
Design: Alison Chitty
Lighting: Peter Mumford
Music: Jason Carr
Sound: Matt Mackenzie
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Hamlet (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01421350951. Details of all Hamlet archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S3502

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6 Dec 01
2 Apr 02
Barbican Centre
West End
Greater London
10 Nov 01Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
31 Mar 01
13 Oct 01
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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USER: UK Theatre Web (21Dec01): Sam West is brilliant, a very believable vibrant and young Hamlet. The only down side of the production is, in my mind, the miscasting of the Irish Ophelia whoes acent is totally out of place.

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