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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.

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Hamlet running time: 
3 hours 45 minutes (including two intervals)
Categories: 
2 videos 14 images
About Hamlet:

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.

By:
William Shakespeare
Producer:
Ambassador Theatre Group, Sonia Friedman Productions and the Almeida Theatre
Director:
Robert Icke
Sound:
Tom Gibbons
Design:
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)
Hamlet Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Friday, 9 June, 2017
Opening date: 
Thursday, 15 June, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 2 September, 2017

Harold Pinter Theatre

Address:
6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus
Seating Plan:

Hamlet Customer reviews

Our Hamlet Review

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.

Latest Hamlet News & Features

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Results: Your favourite Hamlet 'To be or not to be' soliloquy
Monday, April 23, 2018

In celebration of William Shakespeare’s 454th birthday, we asked for your opinion on the definitive performance of the ‘To be or not to be’ soliloquy from Hamlet. We gave you the choice of ten actors who have taken on the Dane, and asked you to vote for your favourite. The actors in contention were: Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Laurence Olivier, David Tennant, Paapa Essiedu, Kenneth Branagh, Richard Burton, Toby Stephens, Rory Kinnear and Paul Scofield.

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Watch and vote: Your favourite Hamlet soliloquy
Thursday, April 19, 2018

In celebration of Shakespeare Day, which is marked on the day historians believe the Bard was born and also died (23rd April), we thought we’d run a poll in the playwright's honour. Inspired by the recent BBC broadcast of Robert Icke’s Hamlet at Easter, we collated ten performances of the ‘To be or not to be’ soliloquy from the past 70 years or so for you to pick your favourites. The contenders are: Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Laurence Olivier, David Tennant, Paapa Essiedu, Kenneth Branagh, Richard Burton, Toby Stephens, Rory Kinnear and Paul Scofield.

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Watch Andrew Scott perform Hamlet soliloquy from upcoming BBC broadcast
Monday, March 26, 2018

To prepare for the BBC’s broadcast of the Almeida Theatre production of Hamlet, watch Andrew Scott deliver the opening lines from Shakespeare’s famous soliloquy. Robert Icke’s production was filmed during its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre last year, and will be broadcast on BBC Two this coming Saturday, 31st March, at 9pm.

Andrew Scott interview – ‘I loved Shakespeare as a kid, but I didn’t know why’
Tuesday, January 30, 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.

Andrew Scott as Hamlet
Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott, to be broadcast on BBC Two
Tuesday, August 15, 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.

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Photos of Hamlet at Harold Pinter Theatre
Thursday, June 15, 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!

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