CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April to August is actually postponed or cancelled. It now looks likely that little will return till 2021.
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. 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. Performers 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). AuthorShakespeare.CompanyRoyal Shakespeare Company.OtherTarell Alvin McCraney (edit).OtherBijan Sheibani (edit).DirectorTarell Alvin McCraney.DesignJean Chan.DirectorMichael Fentiman (associate director).OtherTom Piper (associate designer).