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 Tobias Menzie (Hamlet), Jane Birkin (Gertrude), Paul Shelley (Polonius), Hilton McRae (Claudius), Dvid Ganly (Horatio), Aled Pugh, Tom Edden, Dominic Colchester, Michael Shaeffer, Jamie de Courcey, Poppy Miller (Ophelia).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Royal and Derngate Theatres. Director Ruper Goold. Design Laura Hopkins. Lighting Mark Jonathan. Music Adam Cork.