Opened: 11 June 2012
Booking until: 01 September 2012
Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Prices: £19.50 - £35.50
Author / playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst
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’.
Hamlet encompasses political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour.
Lasting only two-and-a-half hours at the Globe or when touring with an Elizabethan-style stage, a handful of players will perform a raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play.