Cinema screening - RSC Hamlet

London theatre news: Friday 4 March 2016

Cinema Screenings - Royal Shakespeare Company - Shakespeare

Opening on 12 March 2016 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, this version of Shakespeare's ever-popular tragedy will have a live cinema screening on 8 June 2016 in the UK and selected countries worldwide. Watch the trailer ...


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.

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 is directed by Simon Godwin designed by Paul Wills with lighting by Paul Anderson.

Music for the production is composed by Jamiroquai percussionist Sola Akingbola.

Sound is by Christopher Shutt, movement by Mbulelo Ndabeni and fights by Kev McCurdy.

Cast includes:

Hiran Abeysekera (Horatio)

Romayne Andrews (Osric)

Doreene Blackstock (Player Queen)

Eke Chukwu (Voltimand)

James Cooney (Rosencrantz)

Bethan Cullinane (Guildenstern)

Marième Diouf (Cornelia / Player)

Paapa Essiedu (Hamlet)

Kevin N Golding (Bernardo / Priest / Player King)

Marcus Griffiths (Laertes)

Byron Mondahl (Professor of Wittenberg / English Ambassador)

Tanya Moodie (Gertrude)

Theo Ogundipe (Fortinbras / Marcellus / Lucianus)

Cyril Nri (Polonius)

Natalie Simpson (Ophelia)

Clarence Smith (Claudius)

Ewart James Walters (Ghost / Gravedigger)

Temi Wilkey (Player)


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