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 ...

RSC 2016 production of Hamlet

Image: RSC

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

Access performances

Captioned performances:

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).


Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford

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