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Hamlet

4 star rating

Closed 27 Jul 2019

Iris Theatre

This modern promenade production will place Shakespeare's greatest tragedy within a contemporary context that will illuminate both the play and our own relationship with its timeless themes.
Jenet Le Lacheur as Hamlet at Iris Theatre

Jenet Le Lacheur - courtesy Iris Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


Hamlet is back from university; back home to a cold little island hanging on to the edge of Europe.


Everything has changed; his country is in crisis; his father is dead; and his uncle, a right-wing strongman, has seized power.


Amidst all this chaos his mother has committed the ultimate betrayal.


As paranoia and rumor swirl around the fractured state, the truth is becoming ever more distant and unknowable.


"To be or not to be, that is the question …"


But can Hamlet find any answers before his own doubts and fears eat him alive?


This modern promenade production will place Shakespeare's greatest tragedy within a contemporary context that will illuminate both the play and our own relationship with its timeless themes.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


Social media & info


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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
St Paul's Church
Bedford St
Covent Garden
London WC2E 9ED

Box office tel: 020 7240 0344

Box office email: Send Mail

Location map for Iris Theatre

Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 19 June 2019

Press night:Tuesday 25 June 2019

Closes:Saturday 27 July 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 2-30pm


Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Previews:
(19th - 24th June): £15

Standard:
£20

Concessions:

Early Bird: £15

Early Bird Children (under 16): £14

Book before Monday 11th March for Early Bird ticket prices across all shows.

Children (under 16): £15


Cast


Jenet Le Lacheur - Hamlet

Clare Bloomer - Gertrude

Vinta Morgan - Claudius

Paula James - Polonius

Jenny Horsthuis - Ophelia

Joe Parker - Laertes

Harold Addo - Horatio


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Daniel Winder
Set designer: Mike Leopold
Costume designer: Madeline Berry
Lighting: Benjamin Polya
Sound: Filipe Gomes
Fight director: Nathaniel Marten (fight choreographer)
Movement: Amy Warren
Video designer: Helga Fannon
Production: Iris Theatre

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