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Hamlet - RSC Live (12a)

Wednesday 08 June 2016 to Monday 13 June 2016

Hamlet - RSC Live (12a)

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  • Director Simon Godwin
  • Origin UK
  • Year 2016



"With this heartening production, director Simon Godwin and a largely black ensemble make you feel like you are seeing the play anew" ★★★★ - The Guardian


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.      

Tickets - £17 Full, £15 Concession and £13 QUAD Members      

 

Other productions from The Royal Shakespeare Company include;

Cymbeline

King Lear