Shakespeare's Globe

Hamlet [2012]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst

Following a widely acclaimed tour and run at the Globe in 2011, a handful of players performed a raw, thrillingly elemental production of the inexhaustible play at the Globe and then toured on an Elizabethan style stage, lasting only two and a half hours.

Learning of the king his father’s death, 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 actions, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is Shakespeare’s ‘poem unlimited’, a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression
of Shakespeare’s genius.


  • Designer Jonathon Fensom
  • Composer Bill Barclay
  • Choreographer Sian Williams


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