By William Shakespeare
Directed By Robert Icke
£10 - £30 (17 Feb - 27 Feb)
£10 - £60 (from 1 Mar)
★★★★★ Time Out, Observer, The Stage, Metro
★★★★ Evening Standard, The Independent, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday
ghost / devil
be / not be
Andrew Scott makes his Almeida debut in the title role and Juliet Stevenson plays Gertrude in a new production directed by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (1984; Mr Burns; Oresteia; Uncle Vanya)
Photographed by Miles Aldridge, Production by Lucy Watson Productions, Set Design by Vincent Olivieri @ The Magnet Agency, Photographed at Spring Studios London, Styling by Nicholas Royal, Hair by Kota Suiza @ Caren, Make up by Lucy Bridges @ Streeters. Special thanks to Sola Lighting and Spring Studios
Rehearsal photography by Miles Aldridge
There is limited availability for advance tickets. A small number of Day Seats go on sale for that day's performance(s) (evening performance only on 15 Mar) from 11am. Returns may also be available. For more information click here.
Previews Fri 17 - Mon 27 Feb
Press Night Tue 28 Feb
Wednesday matinees 1.30pm 8, 22, 29 Mar & 5 Apr
Saturday matinees 1.30pm from 4 Mar
17 - 27 Feb (£10, £18, £22, £26, £30)
1 - 18 Mar & 3 - 8 Apr (£10, £20, £24, £34, £48, £60*)
20 Mar - 1 Apr & matinees (£10, £18, £24, £30, £38, £60*)
Thurs 23 Mar
Post-show discussion with members of the Hamlet company with live speech-to-text transcription. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Mon 20 Mar 7pm
Pre-show talk at approximately 5.30pm
Thurs 23 Mar 7pm
Audio Described Performances
Sat 1 Apr 1.30pm
(Touch Tour 12pm)
Fri 7 Apr 7pm
(Touch Tour 5.30pm)
*£60 Champagne Pol Roger Package
Top-price seat, pre-show glass of Pol Roger Brut Reserve** and souvenir programme.
**soft drink alternative available
Fri 17–Mon 27 Feb
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £23 for the opening performances* of each production
*subject to availability
Click here for more information about concessions.
Theatre includes: Hamlet (Barbican/Sonia Friedman); Othello (Frantic Assembly); One Night in November (Belgrade Theatre Coventry); Shawshank Redemption (West End); Measure for Measure; Hamlet (Theatre Royal Plymouth/UK Tour); The Sons of York (Finborough Theatre); What the Butler Saw (Salisbury Playhouse); Tchaikovsky & the Queen of Spies (Nuffield Theatre); Watership Down (Lyric Hammersmith/UK Tour); The Taming of the Shrew (Bristol Old Vic); Speaking Like Magpies; Sejanus His Fall; Believe What You Will; Sir Thomas More; Othello; Henry VIII; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Camino Real; St Erkanwald (Royal Shakespeare Company); Billy Budd (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Scarlet Pimpernel (Ipswich Wolsey Theatre); Bouncers (Hull Truck Theatre Company); Wait Until Dark (Royal Theatre, Northampton).
Television includes: Fortitude; Berlin Station; Marcella; Close to the Enemy; Casualty; Peaky Blinders; Doctor Who; Love and Marriage; Merlin; Lewis; Misfits; Midsomer Murders; Survivors; Dracula; Being Human; The Bill; Silent Witness; Footballer’s Wives; Fallen; Doctors; Offenders; Minder; Between the Lines.
Film includes: The Marker; City of Tiny Lights; Avengers: Age of Ultron; Dungeons and Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness; Eleven Fifty-Nine.
★★★★★ Achingly compassionate
★★★★ Rich and beautiful - with Scott delivering a career-defining performance
★★★★★ Captivating... a production of clarity and precision
★★★★ [Andrew Scott] as Hamlet is Wired, Desolate and vividly Alive
★★★★ a Hamlet not to be missed
[Scott's] wholly arresting performance is front and center of a production of thrilling intelligence
★★★★ A shattering Hamlet
Mail on Sunday
★★★★ a high-quality and endlessly suggestive production, brim full of Icke’s virtuoso flair and insight
The Sunday Times
★★★★★ Robert Icke is one of the most important forces in today’s theatre…he and Andrew Scott give us a terrific modern-dress Hamlet.
The running time is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes including two intervals. Latecomers will not be admitted until the first interval.
This production features gun shots, strobe and flickering lighting.
For today's performance the roles of Barnardo, Player 3 and Priest will be played by Stephen Fewell.
The show on Monday 27 March is a special performance exclusively for schools - Day Seats will be not be available for this performance.
Jessica Brown Findlay
Direction Robert Icke
Set & Costume Design
Lighting Natasha Chivers
Sound Tom Gibbons
Video Tal Yarden
Video Associate Mikaela Liakata
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Associate Direction Daniel Raggett
Resident Director Ilinca Radulian
Costume Supervision Laura Hunt, Claire Wardoper