Doors: Mon-Sat 7.30pm
@ Young Vic
66 The Cut
London, SE1 8LZ
Entry: £29.50, £25, £17.50, £10
Michael Sheen as Hamlet.
After worldwide acclaim in The Queen, Frost/Nixon and The Damned United, Michael Sheen returns to the London stage in one of the most anticipated performances of his career.
Ian Rickson, director of multi-award-winning Jerusalem, gives us his view of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or more simply Hamlet, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in the Kingdom of Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, firstly for murdering the old King Hamlet and secondly for then succeeding to the throne and marrying Gertrude (the King Hamlet’s widow and mother of Prince Hamlet). The play vividly portrays real and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.
Running time: 3 hours and 20 minutes (approx), including an interval.
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