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Hamlet


Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet's mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love. What will ultimately become of a young man sent to kill?
Hamlet at Hackney Empire

Image: RSC


Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy

Director:
Simon Godwin

Author:
William Shakespeare

Production:

Music:
Sola Akingbola

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Background


The Royal Shakespeare Company bring Shakespeare's searing tragedy of murder and revenge to Hackney Empire as part of a national tour.


Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016, rising star Paapa Essiedu revisits his triumphant Hamlet in a riveting and contemporary take on Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Simon Godwin.


Synopsis


Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder …


A student is called home from university to find his life turned upside down.


He had the world at his feet, but now everything has changed.


Who can be trusted, who can be believed?


Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet's mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love.


What will ultimately become of a young man sent to kill?


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291 Mare Street
London E8 1EJ

Box office tel: 020 8985 2424

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Dates


Previews from: Tuesday 6 March 2018

Press night: Thursday 8 March 2018

Closes: Saturday 31 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑15pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm (not 30 March)

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 1-15pm

Saturday - 1-15pm


Tickets


Standard:
£10 to £49.50

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Cast


Hamlet - Paapa Essiedu

Creatives


Director: Simon Godwin
Designer: Paul Willis
Lighting: Paul Anderson
Sound: Christopher Shutt
Fight director: Kev McCurdy
Movement: Mbulelo Ndabeni
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