Hamlet Tickets

Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Our Review 5 / 5

A new revival of Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet, adapted and directed by Robert Icke, starring Andrew Scott as the Danish Prince. The show transferred to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre from 9 June 2017.

'Sherlock' star Andrew Scott is the latest actor to take on the challenging role of Hamlet in a brand new production of Shakespeare's classic play. The Irish film, TV and stage actor is no stranger to the West End following recent roles in The Dazzle at Found111, Birdland at the Royal Court Theatre and Design for Living at the Old Vic Theatre. He received an Olivier Award for his work on A Girl in a Car with a Man at the Royal Court Theatre for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. He made his New York stage debut in The Vertical Hour at the Music Box Theatre directed by Sam Mendes. He is most well known as Sherlock Holmes' nemesis Moriarty in the BBC drama series Sherlock and in 2015 starred in the James Bond film Spectre, as villain Max Denbigh.

Director Robert Icke is the Associate Director of the Almeida. His adaptation credits include Mary Stuart; Uncle Vanya; Oresteia (also West End); and, with Duncan Macmillan, 1984 (also West End, National and International Tours). As director: The Fever; Mr Burns; The Odyssey; The Iliad. Other Theatre includes: The Red Barn (National Theatre); Boys; Romeo and Juliet; Decade (Headlong).

The full cast for Hamlet include Barry Aird, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Marty Cruickshank, Calum Finlay, Joshua Higgott, Amaka Okafor, Daniel Rabin, David Rintoul, Andrew Scott, Juliet Stevenson, Luke Thompson, Peter Wight, Angus Wright and Matthew Wynn.

Directed by Robert Icke it features set and costume design by Hildegard Bechtler with lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video by Tal Yarden.

The play opens with Prince Hamlet, depressed, returning to Denmark from Germany to attend his father's funeral. He is shocked to learn that his mother Gertrude has already remarried, his father's brother Claudius who has crowned himself king despite Hamlet being heir to the throne. The ghost of Hamlet's father visits Elsinore castle, unable to rest in peace and tells Hamlet that he was killed by Claudius and asks him to avenge his fate, sparing the life of Gertrude.

The news alters Hamlet's mental state and he draws together a test to see if this news is true. After he observes his uncle watching a play and reacting to scenes of murder he becomes convinced that the treachery is true and commits himself to righting the wrong.

Previews from |
9th June 2017
Opening date |
15th June 2017
Booking from |
28th March 2018
Available until |
2nd September 2017
Closes |
2nd September 2017
Run time |
3 hours 45 minutes (including two intervals)
Categories |
William Shakespeare
Ambassador Theatre Group, Sonia Friedman Productions and the Almeida Theatre
Robert Icke
Tom Gibbons
Hildegard Bechtler
Cast list:
Andrew Scott (Hamlet), Marty Cruickshank (Player Queen), Jessica Brown Findlay (Ophelia), Calum Finlay (Rosencrantz), Joshua Higgott (Horatio), Daniel Rabin (Reynaldo), David Rintoul (Ghost/Player King), Juliet Stevenson (Gertrude), Luke Thompson (Laertes), Peter Wight (Polonius), Angus Wright (Claudius) and Matthew Wynn (Bernardo/Player 3/Priest)

Harold Pinter Theatre Venue Information

Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

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Our Review of Hamlet


Once again, Hamlet is going to be the talk of the theatrical summer. Two years ago, Benedict Cumberbatch galvanised the town with a brooding, thoughtful prince at the Barbican in a slightly over-staged production of looming spectacle from designer Es Devlin and director Lyndsey Turner that was seen at the Barbican. Read more

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Andrew Scott interview – ‘I loved Shakespeare as a kid, but I didn’t know why’
Tuesday, 30 January, 2018
Winner of Best Shakespearean Performance at this year’s Critics’ Circle Awards, Andrew Scott says he “loved Shakespeare as a kid”, but can’t put his finger on why. The actor won the award for taking on the title role in Robert Icke’s Almeida Theatre production of Hamlet, which transferred to London’s West End last year. Speaking about his relationship with the Bard, he said: “I did these little drama competitions in Dublin and I loved it. I think I loved it when...
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Tuesday, 15 August, 2017
It's been announced that the West End production of Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott, is to be broadcast on BBC Two next year. Robert Icke’s production, which initially opened at the Almeida earlier this year, was welcomed with many five-star reviews praising Scott's performance and transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre where it will close on 2nd September. However, Patrick Holland (controller, BBC Two) and Emma Cahusac (commissioning editor, Arts) have...
Photos of Hamlet at Harold Pinter Theatre
Thursday, 15 June, 2017
New production photos have been released for the Almeida Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, currently playing at the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited run through to 2 September 2017. The West End transfer officially opens tonight! Alongside Mr Scott in the title role, the photos feature his fellow cast members  Marty Cruickshank (Player Queen), ...
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