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. Supported by The Hamada Edinburgh Festival Foundation. Performed in English.Performers Nicholas Aaron (Guildenstern), George Anton (Hamlet), George Costigan (Claudius), Karl Daymond (Singer/Pianist/Grave digger), Matthew Douglas (Rosencrantz), Diane Fletcher (Gertrude), Rupert Frazer (Polonius), Christopher Hunter (Horatio), Rachel Pickup (Ophelia), Lex Shrapnel (Laertes).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Producer Edinburgh International Festival. Director Calixto Bieito. Other Xavier Zuber (dramaturg). Lighting Rick Fisher. Design Ariane Isabell Unfried. Design Rifail Ajdarpasic. Director Carlos Wagner (assistant). Director Nicholas Hall (fight).