Full cast for Hamlet at the Barbican from 5 August


The full cast has been announced for William Shakespeare's Hamlet, opening at the Barbican Theatre on 25 August 2015, following previews from 5 August, and running until 31 October 2015.

Joining the previously announced Benedict Cumberbatch (as Hamlet), Leo Bill (Horatio), Sian Brooke (Ophelia), Anastasia Hille (Gertrude), Ciarán Hinds (Claudius), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Laertes) and Jim Norton (Polonius) will be: Barry Aird (Soldier), Eddie Arnold (Danish Captain, Servant), Nigel Carrington (Servant, Cornelius), Ruairi Conaghan (Player King), Rudi Dharmalingam (Guildenstern), Colin Haigh (Priest, Messenger), Paul Ham (Official), Diveen Henry (Player Queen, Messenger), Karl Johnson (Ghost of Hamlet’s father), Amaka Okafor (Official), Dan Parr (Barnardo), Jan Shepherd (Courtier), Morag Siller (Voltemand), Matthew Steer (Rosencrantz), Sergo Vares (Fortinbras) and Dwane Walcott (Marcellus).

Synopsis: "As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to revenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state".

The production will be directed by Lyndsey Turner, with set design by Es Devlin, lighting by Jane Cox, sound by Chris Shutt, costumes by Katrina Lindsay and movement by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

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