Hamlet archiveWritten 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. RSC/CAPITAL International Playwright in Residence Tarell Alvin McCraney directs a new version of Hamlet. Edited by Tarell and Bijan Sheibani specifically for younger audiences, the production follows the success of Young People's Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors in 2009.


Dyfan Dwyfor (Laertes/Marcellus/Rosencrantz), Gruffudd Glyn (Barnardo/Guildenstern/Osric), Debbie Korley (Ophelia/Pirate), Dharmesh Patel (Hamlet), Peter Peverley (Polonius/1st Sailor/Priest/Pirate), Patrick Romer (Ghost/A Player/Gravedigger/Pirate), David Rubin (Claudius), Simone Saunders (Horatio), Kirsty Woodward (Gertrude)


Author: Shakespeare
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Other(s): Tarell Alvin McCraney (edit), Bijan Sheibani (edit), Tom Piper (associate designer)
Director(s): Tarell Alvin McCraney, Michael Fentiman (associate director)
Design: Jean Chan
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Hamlet (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1945732523. Details of all Hamlet archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S3502

Archive Listings

18 Dec 10
26 Jan 11
West End
Greater London

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