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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.Performers Chris Bianchi (Ghost/Player King), Ian Barritt (Polonius), Alan Coveney (Horatio), Paul Currier (Claudius), Craig Fuller (Guildernstern), Nicky Goldie (Sexton), Julia Hills (Gertrude), Joel Macey (Hamlet), Isabella Marshall (Ophelia), Callum McIntyre (Laertes), Marc Geoffrey (Reynaldo), John Sandeman (Marcellus/Priest), Laurence Varda (Barnardo/Player and Fortinbras), Eleanor Yates (Player Queen).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Producer Tobacco Factory Theatres. Director Andrew Hilton. Design Max Johns. Director John Sandeman (fight director). Music Elizabeth Purnell. Sound Elizabeth Purnell. Lighting Matthew Graham.
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