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Hamlet

William Shakespeare

The searing tragedy of young student Hamlet, tormented by his father’s death and confronting each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 13 Aug 2016

  • In Cinemas

    From 8 June 2016

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 55 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

28 May, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead.

Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.

Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare's searing tragedy.

As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.