Hamlet Hamlet
Bell Shakespeare
The Playhouse
24 Sep 2021 to 2 Oct 2021
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Tickets - TBC
Duration - Approx 190mins, including interval


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Synopsis
 

Ordered to kill. Tempted to resist. Live or die.This critically acclaimed production of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic and tragic works, originally programmed for Bell Shakespeare’s 30th anniversary season in 2020, returns to theatres in 2021.

Inside the glamorous court of Denmark in the 1960s, a family is torn apart by murder and betrayal. Outside, a country is threatened by Norway. And at the centre of this struggle is a man brimming with anguish.

Hamlet is a portrait of a young man struggling with the death of his father, his mother’s hasty remarriage to his uncle, and the vision of his father’s ghost looming in his mind’s eye. A story of revenge, passion and deception, this is a Hamlet for our time.

Featuring Harriet Gordon-Anderson as a young man experiencing grief in its most complex and profound state, this is Hamlet told through the lens of pain, loss and betrayal.

This is the world of politics, where human desire for retribution quickly becomes a burden to s ...more
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