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Hamlet

  • 2018/Summer/Hamlet

25 April – 26 August 2018

Globe Theatre

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Writer
William Shakespeare 

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The Globe Ensemble:

Catrin Aaron

Yarit Dor

James Garnon

Federay Holmes

Colin Hurley

Bettrys Jones

Richard Katz

Jack Laskey

James Maloney

Nadia Nadarajah

Ellan Parry

Pearce Quigley

Shubham Saraf

Helen Schlesinger

Michelle Terry

Elle While

Sian Williams

Tanika Yearwood

‘We know what we are, but know not what we may be.’
Act IV, scene 5

Synopsis


Learning of his father’s death, Prince Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’ 

Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.

Background


‘As Shakespeare’s Globe comes of age and reaches its twenty-first year, it seemed appropriate to start the 2018 summer season with the question ‘Who’s there?’ The opening words of Hamlet will be the first of many questions asked to our audiences and ourselves as we look to the future and the next twenty years of Globe seasons.

Playing alongside Hamlet will be As You Like It. Both written around 1599, the year the original Globe was built, these plays speak to each other in surprising and exciting ways. An ensemble of artists will explore these well-thumbed and popular plays in parallel, as if for the first time, and will put the story and the storyteller at the heart of this exploration.’

Michelle Terry, Artistic Director Designate

Two-show days


Discover these sibling plays with our specially programmed two-show days, when the ensemble will perform both consecutively:
May: Wednesday 9, Saturday 12, Thursday 17, Saturday 19, Sunday 27
June: Sunday 3, Sunday 10, Wednesday 13, Friday 15, Sunday 24, Thursday 28
July: Sunday 1, Sunday 8, Tuesday 10, Saturday 14, Sunday 22, Sunday 29
August: Thursday 2, Sunday 12, Sunday 19, Sunday 26

Introductory Talks


Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks before the performance.

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
£8 (£6 Members / Students)
Tuesday 8 May, 6.00pm
Tuesday 22 May, 6.00pm

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Company Q&As


Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays and answer your questions in these chaired Q&As 15 minutes after the matinees.

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
£5 (£4 Members / Students)
Thursday 14 June (Captioned, Speech to Text Relay)
Wednesday 11 July

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