RSC Live: Hamlet

8th Jun 2016 - 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

Hamlet RSC New

Wednesday 8th June 7.00pm
Royal Shakespeare Company Live
from Stratford upon Avon presents Hamlet
by William Shakespeare

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead.

Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.

Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.

“Simply a terrific Hamlet, a blazing new star standing at the heart of an intelligent and engrossing production.” Sunday Times 4 Stars

Cert: As Live 12A
Running Time: 210 mins (including interval)
Tickets £12 / £10 concessions / £5 EHU students

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