A mad production of a play about madness, Sean Holmes's new Hamlet marks the first time for this most oft-performed tragedy at the Globe's indoor playhouse. Say what you will about a sweary, unbridled staging that is likely to divide opinion, Holmes's take on a text sometimes undertaken as an act of duty certainly isn't dull.Indeed, I laughed out loud when the wonderful Ed Gaughan - the play's resident guitarist making an 11th-hour appearance as the Gravedigger - asks the audience whether we're...
Hamlet - Globe 2021/22 Tickets
Hamlet - Globe 2021/22 Information
Go inside the mind of Shakespeare's grief stricken prince as Hamlet is performed in the intimate confines of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time, directed by Sean Holmes.
A country under attack. A family falling apart. A mind in turmoil.
If our real selves are revealed in times of crisis, who's to say what's real or not when the crisis is born of manipulation?
Embracing the atmosphere and claustrophobia of the candlelit playhouse, this production of Hamlet takes you inside the mind of the grief stricken prince as Hamlet seeks revenge for his father's alleged murder.
Performed for the first time in the intimate confines of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Associate Artistic Director, Sean Holmes, and the Globe Ensemble shed candlelight on the intensity of Hamlet as they bring this tale of corruption and disruption to life.
'There is nothing either good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.'
Act II, scene 2
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Cast and creative
By: William Shakespeare
Director: Sean Holmes
Cast list: Peter Bourke, Rachel Hannah Clarke, George Fouracres, Polly Frame, Francesca Henry, Nadi Kemp-Sayfi, John Lightbody, Ciarán O'Brien and Irfan Shamji
Design: Grace Smart
Costume: Jackie Orton