Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Hamlet - Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Age Restriction: recommended age 12+
Important Information: 18th July – Captioned performance 01st August – Audio described
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This spellbinding show has already wowed audiences at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, North London, but now it is the turn of West End audiences to experience Shakespeare’s Hamlet as presented by director Robert Icke.
With the Danish Prince portrayed by stage and screen actor Andrew Scott, plus a whole host of talented performers that includes Jessica Brown Findlay and Angus Wright, the show will attract a lot of attention when it runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre throughout the summer. It will naturally demonstrate how the acclaimed director, Icke, managed to make such a big impression on audiences at its previous home.
Everyone knows the story, with the title character (Scott) witnessing the ghost of his father, the King, who alerts him to his death at the hands of Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius. What follows is the world’s most famous tragedy as Hamlet enacts bloody revenge. Shakespeare’s classic was penned more than 400 years ago but still retains the power it has always had on audiences, but with this latest production from Robert Icke theatregoers will experience something truly special as it updates the setting to the modern day.
But it also depends upon the stellar cast assembled to bring life to these iconic characters, with Scott, Brown Findlay and Wright joined by Joshua Higgott, Juliet Stevenson, Marty Cruickshank, Calum Finlay, Daniel Rabin, David Rintoul, Luke Thompson, Peter Wright and Matthew Wynn.
There are many familiar names in this list, but audiences will instantly recognise Andrew Scott when he takes to the stage as the titular Hamlet. He has appeared in a wide range of television shows, films and stage productions during his acting career, with his role in Sherlock perhaps his most famous.
It is a career that has earned him a Laurence Olivier Award and now he follows in the footsteps of big names like Rory Kinnear, Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant as a well known actor playing Hamlet on the stage in the 21st century.
So there’s no doubt he will be bringing a wealth of experience to the stage of the Harold Pinter Theatre when he joins fellow cast members in the West End under the direction of Robert Icke.
Hamlet runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre from Thursday 15th June 2017 (previews from Friday 9th June 2017).
Show & Venue InformationHarold Pinter Theatre
Friday, 09 June 2017
Saturday, 02 September 2017
approximately 3 hrs 45 min including interval