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17 Feb 2017 - 15 Apr 2017

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare

Directed By Robert Icke

Tickets 
£10 - £30 (17 Feb - 27 Feb)
£10 - £60 (from 1 Mar) 

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★★★★★ Time OutObserverThe Stage, Metro  
★★★★ Evening Standard, The IndependentSunday TimesFinancial Times, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday

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acting /madness
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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 BurnsOresteia; 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

Dates & Tickets

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

Evenings 7pm
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*)

Talkback 
Thurs 23 Mar
Post-show discussion with members of the Hamlet company with live speech-to-text transcription. Free to same-day ticket holders. 

Supporters' Evening 
Mon 20 Mar 7pm
Pre-show talk at approximately 5.30pm 

Captioned Performance
Thurs 23 Mar 7pm
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Audio Described Performances
by VocalEyes

Sat 1 Apr 1.30pm
(Touch Tour 12pm)

Fri 7 Apr 7pm
(Touch Tour 5.30pm) 

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*£60 Champagne Pol Roger Package
Top-price seat, pre-show glass of Pol Roger Brut Reserve** and souvenir programme. 
**soft drink alternative available

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Islington First
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.

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Barry Aird

Francisco / Gravedigger

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.

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★★★★★  Achingly compassionate

Time Out

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★★★★ Rich and beautiful - with Scott delivering a career-defining performance 

Evening Standard

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★★★★★ Captivating... a production of clarity and precision

The Stage

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★★★★ [Andrew Scott] as Hamlet is Wired, Desolate and vividly Alive

Financial Times

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★★★★ a Hamlet not to be missed

The Independent

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  ★★★★★ Scott's hamlet is almost unbearably moving...gorgeous

Metro

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[Scott's] wholly arresting performance is front and center of a production of thrilling intelligence

Variety

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★★★★ A shattering Hamlet

Mail on Sunday

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★★★★ a high-quality and endlessly suggestive production, brim full of Icke’s virtuoso flair and insight

The Sunday Times

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★★★★★  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 Observer

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Additional information

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. 

Cast & Creatives

Cast
Barry Aird
Elliot Barnes-Worrell
Jessica Brown Findlay
Marty Cruickshank
Calum Finlay
Joshua Higgott
Amaka Okafor
Daniel Rabin
David Rintoul
Andrew Scott
Juliet Stevenson
Luke Thompson
Peter Wight
Angus Wright
Matthew Wynn

Direction Robert Icke
Set & Costume Design
Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting Natasha Chivers
Sound Tom Gibbons
Video Tal Yarden
Video Associate Mikaela Liakata
Ophelia's Song/Composition
Laura Marling
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Associate Direction Daniel Raggett
Resident Director Ilinca Radulian
Costume Supervision Laura Hunt, Claire Wardoper

 

Posters and programmes available to buy here

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