We are pleased to bring you Johan Persson’s great first look production images of a very special production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet currently being performed at RADA by the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company starring Tom Hiddleston as the Prince of Denmark and directed by Kenneth Branagh himself. This special production is being staged as a fund raiser for RADA. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RADA
RADA will join forces with The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company for a co-production of Hamlet to raise funds to aid the capital woprks at RADA’s Chenies Street site in London. Hamlet will be directed by Kenneth Branagh and will feature RADA alumnus Tom Hiddleston in the title role. The show will play a straictly limited three week run at RADA’s 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre from 1 – 23 September 2017. The acting company and creative team are made up from members of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company and RADA. They are Ayesha Antoine (Rosencrantz / Bernarda), Lolita Chakrabarti (Queen Gertrude), Nicholas Farrell (King Claudius), Sean Foley (Polonius / Osric), Tom Hiddleston (Hamlet), Ansu Kabia (King Hamlet / Player King / Gravedigger), Caroline Martin (Horatia), Eleanor de Rohan (Guildastern / Marcella / Priest), Irfan Shamji (Laertes / Player Queen) and Kathryn Wilder (Ophelia). Hamlet will be designed by James Cotterill … Read more
ON SALE AT 10AM TODAY (WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL) We are pleased to announce that following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Robert Icke’s new production Of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring Andrew Scott will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre this Summer. Hamlet will be presented from 9 June – 2 September 2017. The production stars Olivier Award and BAFTA winner Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Birdland, Pride) as the renown Danish prince. Hamlet is bought to the stage by the critically acclaimed award-winning creative team behind Oresteia and 1984. BritishTheatre.com will have access to a priority access on sale period from 10am on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Read our review of Hamlet at the Almeida. BOOK NOW FOR HAMLET
These great rehearsal images have just been released for Lyndsey Turner’s production of Hamlet which stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. This exciting new production of Hamlet starts performances at the Barbican Theatre on 5 August 2015 for an exclusive 12-week run. Set designs are by Es Devlin with costume designs by Katrina Lindsay, video by Luke Halls, lighting by Jane Cox, music by Jon Hopkins, sound by Christopher Shutt, movement by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and fights by Bret Yount. For ongoing ticket availability please check the Barbican website at hamlet.barbican.org.uk Photos: Johan Persson
There is no ghost, effectively no gravedigger scene, and the first two acts of the play have been telescoped so as to remove much of Hamlet’s delays and equivocations. Hamlet learns of his father’s murder by letter rather than a walk on the wilder side of the ramparts. What remains is a play of action rather than reflection, in effect a ‘Revenge Tragedy’, but one driven by adolescent angst and resentment of all forms of authority rather than by political or strategic calculations.