Almeida logohomepage

Principal Partner

Book Now
January
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Filter by time of day
Accessible performances
06 Apr 2017 - 06 Apr 2017

Almeida Questions

Playing Hamlet

Tickets £7 (£5 concs) 

production information

Speak the speech, I pray you, as I
pronounced it to you, trippingly on the
tongue. (Hamlet, Act III Scene II)

When you set out on the role of a lifetime, where do you begin? What does it feel like to inherit a part that has such famous and vivid ancestry? How do you make it your own?

Andrew Scott joins Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke to discuss playing Hamlet in our 2017 production.

Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.

Photo by Miles Aldridge

Dates & Tickets

Thurs 6 Apr
2pm

Robert is the Associate Director of the Almeida.

For the Almeida: Mary Stuart; Uncle Vanya; The Odyssey; The Illiad; Oresteia (also West End); The Fever; Mr Burns; 1984 (also West End, National and International Tours).

Theatre includes: The Red Barn (National Theatre); Boys; Romeo and Juliet; Decade (Headlong).

For Oresteia, Robert won the ‘Best Director’ Critics' Circle and Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2015, and the Olivier Award for ‘Best Director’ in 2016. His production of 1984 (which he co-adapted and directed with Duncan Macmillan) won Best Director at the UK Theatre Awards, 'Best Director' at the Liverpool Arts Awards and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2014.