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Monday, August 18, 2008


Shakespeare's great tragedy of a young man haunted by his father's ghost and driven to the edge of madness in his obsession to avenge his death.

David Tennant returns to the RSC to play the title role, directed by RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran.

David last appeared with the RSC as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors in 2000. As well as acting extensively on the stage, most recently in The Pillowman at the National Theatre, David has become a household name as the tenth actor to portray Dr Who.

His other TV and film role include Casanova, Blackpool, Bright Young Things and Barty Crouch Jr in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Patrick Stewart returns to the RSC to play Claudius. He last appeared with the Company to great acclaim during the Complete Works Festival as Antony in Antony and Cleopatra and Prospero in The Tempest.

Tickets on sale : September 12th 2008
Previews from December 3rd 2008
Limited engagement until January 10th 2009

David Tenant as Hamlet
Patrick Stewart as Claudius
Pennie Downie as Gertrude
Oliver Ford Davies as Polonius

Directed by Gregory Doran
Written by William Shakespeare
Designer, Robert Jones
Lighting, Tim Mitchell
Music, Paul Englishby
Sound, Jeremy Dunn assisted by Martin Slavin
Movement Director, Michael Ashcroft
Fight Director, Terry King

Audience: Hamlet is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards.

Run time: tba

Show Times: tba

There are links to buy tickets and to view the seating chart at the Novello Theatre site.

All the RSC members are having their chance at buying tickets now. I'll bet it will be nearly impossible to get tickets by September 12.


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