About the showAndrew Scott stars as the ill-fated Danish Prince in Robert Icke’s new production of the famous Shakespeare tragedy, Hamlet. Following a five-star, sold out run at the Almeida Theatre, the production transfers to London’s West End, playing for a limited season at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Hamlet is the well-known tale that follows the Prince as he vows to take revenge for his father’s death. Most recently seen in 2015 starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivier Award-winning actor Andrew Scott takes on the titular role, best known for playing Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock. Scott has extensive stage credits including The Dazzle, Cock, Design for Living and The Vertical Hour.
Further cast members include Marty Cruickshank (Player Queen), Jessica Brown Findlay (Ophelia), Calum Finlay (Rosencrantz), Joshua Higgott (Horatio), Daniel Rabin (Reynaldo), David Rintoul (Ghost/Player King), Juliet Stevenson (Gertrude), Luke Thompson (Laertes), Peter Wight (Polonius), Angus Wright (Claudius) and Matthew Wynn (Bernardo/Player 3/Priest).
Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke leads the production, most recently directing the acclaimed Mary Stuart at the Almeida Theatre. Further credits include The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia and 1984. Hamlet features design by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video design by Tal Yarden.
Playing for a limited season at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Hamlet runs from June 9th to September 2nd 2017, with a press night on June 15th 2017.
Who Should See It?Those who missed out on tickets for the initial Almeida run will now have the chance to see the production! Fans of Andrew Scott will relish the opportunity to see him in one of Shakespeare’s most famous roles.
Hamlet is not suitable for children.