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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. Running time: 3hrs 25minsPerformers Rory Kinnear (Hamlet), Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Matthew Barker, David Calder, Marcus Cunningham, Jake Fairbrother, Richie Hart, Ferdinand Kingsley, Alex Lanipekun, James Laurenson, Patrick Malahide, James Pearse, Michael Peavoy, Saskia Portway, Victor Power, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Nick Sampson, Michael Sheldon, Leo Staar, Zara Tempest-Walters, Giles Terera, Ellie Turner.
Author Shakespeare. Producer National Theatre. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Vicki Mortimer. Lighting Jon Clark. Sound Paul Groothuis. Director Kate Waters (fight). Music Alex Baranowski. Choreographer Fin Walker.
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