Could Andrew Scott's Hamlet find a West End home?
In an interview with The Sunday Times this weekend it was rumoured that the Almeida Theatre's current production of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott could find a new home in London's West End. The production, which is directed by Robert Icke, sold out performances at the north-London venue almost immediately, and continues to attract attention due to the presence of the Sherlock star in the title role.
Reviews for the production have generally been mixed, with London Theatre commenting that Scott "rises to the challenge succeeding primarily at the intellectual and haunted side of the Danish Prince" but "rarely feels spontaneous or off the cuff". The Guardian commented that the production was "cool, clever, chic and has some good ideas, but also some that strike me as eccentrically wrong-headed" which The Telegraph called it "more Elsi-snore than Elsinore".
The production, which currently runs over four hours, could follow in the footsteps of the Almeida's West End transfers of Ghosts and Oresteia at Trafalgar Studios and American Psycho the Musical which went on to transfer to Broadway.
No West End venue for this new production of Hamlet has been suggested, but keep your eyes peeled for further news...