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 discusses playing Hamlet in our 2017 production. Please note the discussion will now be chaired by director, writer, and producer Mark Leipacher not Robert Icke as previously advertised.

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

Theatre includes: The Dazzle (Found111); Cock; A Girl in a Car with a Man (Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre); Birdland; Dying City; Crave; Playing The Victim (Royal Court); 50 Years on Stage; Emperor; Galilean and Aristocrats (National Theatre); Design for Living; Dublin Carol (Old Vic); The Vertical Hour (Broadway); Sea Wall (Bush Theatre/Traverse Theatre/National Theatre); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Spirit of Life Award Winner) (Gate Theatre); Six Characters in search of an Author; A Woman of No Importance; The Marriage of Figaro (Abbey Theatre Dublin).

Film includes: Spectre; Jimmy’s Hall; Victor Frankenstein; Locke; Pride (BIFA Best Supporting Actor); Denial; Swallows and Amazons; Alice Through the Looking Glass; The Stag; Handsome Devil; Steel Country; Saving Private Ryan; The Duel; Korea; Nora; Dead Bodies (IFTA Best Actor in a Lead Role).

Television includes: Sherlock (BAFTA Best Supporting Actor; IFTA Best Supporting TV Actor); The Hollow Crown; The Town; The Hour; John Adams; Band of Brothers; My Life in Film; Longitude; Lennon Naked; Legacy.

Andrew has twice won the BBC Audio Drama award for his work on radio.