Hamlet - Royal Shakespeare Company
London theatre news: Monday 15 February 2016
Royal Shakespeare Company
At the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon from 12 March to 13 August 2016, and broadcast live to UK cinemas and selected countries worldwide on 8 June 2016 ...
Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare's searing tragedy.
As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.
Hamlet has the world at his feet.
Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad.
Then word reaches him that his father is dead.
Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land.
Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice.
Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.
RSC Summer 2016 trailer
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
12 March to 13 August 2016
and broadcast live to cinemas 8 June 2016
Thursday 21 July, 1.15pm
Wednesday 10 August, 7.15pm
Audio described performances
Saturday 16 April, 1.15pm (Touch Tour 11am)
Wednesday 25 May, 7.15pm (Touch Tour 5pm)
Buy tickets here from £49 (subject to availability).
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