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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From15th July 2000
Opened5th September 2000
To23rd January 2001
WhenNov 16,17,18m,18,20,21m,21, Dec 19,20,21m,21, Jan 8,9,10m,10,17,18,19,20m,20,22,23m23 Eve 19:00, M 13:30
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)


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.
Author Shakespeare

Archive :: production:T01462657327, play:S3502, venue:V374
Current production:Work

Production details

Sponsored by KPMG. Design and costumes generously supported by Alan and Jean Horan. Running time 3hrs 15mins.

Special Performances

  • 20 Jan 01 Audio Described
  • 22 Jan 01 Audio Described


Producer Royal National Theatre
Director John Caird
Design Tim Hatley
Lighting Paul Pyant
Music John Cameron
Sound Christopher Shutt
Director Terry King (fight)
Performer Simon Russell Beale
Performer Cathryn Bradshaw (Ophelia)
Performer Denis Quilley (Polonius)
Performer Paul Bazely
Performer Simon Day
Performer Sara Kestelman (Gertrude)
Performer Peter McEnery (Claudius)
Performer Ken Oxtoby
Performer Chloe Angharad
Performer Martin Chamberlain
Performer Edward Gower
Performer Guy Lankester
Performer Sylvester Morand
Performer Janet Spencer-Turner
Performer Christopher Staines
Performer Michael Wildman

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