‘Must I remember?’
Hamlet’s father is dead. His mother has remarried. He is alone with his thoughts. Then, he speaks.
Haunted by grief, and with his world spinning violently out of control, Hamlet has to make some decisions: forget or remember; live or die.
Rising star Billy Howle (The Serpent, MotherFatherSon, On Chesil Beach) returns to Bristol Old Vic to play the title role. This visceral new production directed by John Haidar (Richard III) excavates the dark subconscious of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.
The cast also features theatrical heavyweights including Mirren Mack (The Nest; NT’s Small Island) as Ophelia and Niamh Cusack (RSC’s Macbeth; NT’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time & My Brilliant Friend) as Gertrud.
Including theatrically exclusive stage talk with Director John Haidar joined by Emma Smith, professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Oxford and author of the Sunday Times bestseller ‘This is Shakespeare’.
“Howle is a marvellous talent” ★★★★THE OBSERVER
“Howle injects his Hamlet with a sense of purpose and action” ★★★★THE STAGE
“Tarantino goes to Elsinore”THE TIMES
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