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Hamnet Tickets

Hamnet Tickets

Discover a new voice and a new life to William Shakespeare's only son.

Hamnet Information

See Shakespeare’s untold tragedy at Hamnet, a stage adaptation of the bestselling novel, as the Royal Shakespeare Company production transfers to the West End. Hamnet tickets are available on London Theatre now.

Journey to Warwickshire in 1582, when Agnes Hathaway, a gifted healer, and William Shakespeare, a Latin tutor, fall in love and get married. They create a family together, only for the death of their 11-year-old son, Hamnet, to shatter their happy illusion. The Financial Times critic described the production as a “tender take on Maggie O’Farrell’s novel.”

Erica Whyman, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directs. Hamnet in the West End also features set design by Tom Piper, lighting design by Prema Mehta, music by Oğuz Kaplangi, sound design by Simon Baker, choreography by Ayse Tashkiran, and fight choreography by Kate Waters.

Madeleine Mantock (Blithe Spirit) and Tom Varey (Death Watch, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) reprise their roles from the Royal Shakespeare Company production as Agnes and William Shakespeare. Ajani Cabey returns as Hamnet, with Alex Jarrett (Our Generation) as Judith.

The Hamnet play premiered in April 2023 at the Swan Theatre in Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon. The production now transfers to London’s West End for a limited 14-week engagement this autumn.

Who wrote Hamnet?

Maggie O’Farrell wrote the Hamnet book, which has captivated over 1.5 million readers worldwide. With a poignant exploration of parental grief, this masterpiece has earned O’Farrell the prestigious Women’s Prize for Fiction. Award-winning playwright Lolita Chakrabarti (Life of Pi, Hymn, Red Velvet) adapted Hamnet for the stage.

Book tickets to see Hamnet on London Theatre.

Run time

2hrs 30mins (incl. interval)

Opening date

September 30th, 2023

Closing date

February 17th, 2024



Cast and creative

By: Lolita Chakrabarati, from the novel by Maggie O' Farrell
Director: Erica Whyman
Cast list: Gabriel Akuwudike (as Bartholomew), Phoebe Campbell (as Susanna), Mhairi Gayer (as Tilly/Caterina/Landlady) Liza Sadovy (as Mary), Sarah Belcher (as Joan), Will Brown (as Burbage/Father John), Ajani Cabey (as Hamnet), Frankie Hastings (as Eliza/Customer), Karl Haynes (as Ned), Alex Jarrett (as Judith), Madeleine Mantock (as Agnes Hathaway), Hannah McPake (as Jude), Tom Varey (as William Shakespeare) Peter Wight (as John/Will Kempe)
Set: Tom Piper
Costume: Tom Piper
Lighting: Prema Mehta
Sound: Xana
Music: Oğuz Kaplangi
Movement: Ayse Tashkiran

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