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. Robert Icke's modern adaptation, originally seen at the Almeida and starring Andrew Scott and Juliet Stevenson.Performers Andrew Scott (Hamlet), Juliet Stevenson (Gertrude), Jessica Brown Findlay (Ophelia), Luke Thompson (Laertes), Barry Aird (Francisco/Gravedigger), Madeline Appiah (Guildenstern), Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Marty Cruickshank (Player Queen), Calum Findlay (Rosencrantz), Joshua Higgott (Horatio), Amaka Okafor, Daniel Rabin (Reynaldo), David Rintoul (Ghost/Player King), Peter Wight (Polonius), Angus Wright (Claudius), Matthew Wynn (Bernardo/Player 3/Priest).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Almeida Theatre (in association with Sonia Friedman Productions). Director Robert Icke. Design Hildegard Bechtler. Lighting Natasha Chivers. Sound Tom Gibbons. Design Tal Yarden (video design). Director Julia Horan (casting director).