'Hamnet' extends in the West End and announces full cast

The stage adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamnet is now booking until 17 February 2024 at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End.

Kate Riley
Kate Riley

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced a six-week extension for the West End transfer of Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet, with full casting announced.

Joining the company are Gabriel Akuwudike (Bartholomew), Phoebe Campbell (Susanna), Mhairi Gayer (Tilly/Caterina/Landlady) and Liza Sadovy (Mary).

Reprising their roles from the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon run are Sarah Belcher (Joan), Will Brown (Burbage/Father John), Ajani Cabey (Hamnet), Frankie Hastings (Eliza/Customer), Karl Haynes (Ned), Alex Jarrett (Judith), Madeleine Mantock (Agnes Hathaway), Hannah McPake (Jude), Tom Varey (William Shakespeare) and Peter Wight (John/Will Kempe), Haydn Burke and Faye Campbell complete the cast as off-stage understudies.

Set in 1580s Warwickshire, Hamnet follows the tragic loss of Agnes Hathaway and William Shakespeare's only son. Adapted to the stage by Lolita Chakrabarti (Life of Pi), the play broke box office records at the RSC's Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Hamnet will run at the Garrick Theatre from 30 September 2023 to 17 February 2024 at the Garrick Theatre.

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Photo credit: The cast of Hamnet. (Photo courtesy of production)

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