To be, or not to be, backstage at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet? Well, when you’ve got a guide as brilliant as James Cooney (who plays Horatio), why wouldn’t you?
James showed us what goes on in a day in the life of a cast member in the critically acclaimed touring production.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet plays at the Hackney Empire until Saturday 31 March. You can book your tickets through the Hackney Empire website.
Home sweet home!
The view of the Hackney Empire from the stage – Hamlet’s home until the end of March.
All is calm…
The quiet before the storm… on stage before the performance.
… and behind the stage before the performance – the all-powerful DSM!
Ready to roll!
Team Hamlet! (Rosencrantz [Romayne Andrews], Hamlet [Paapa Essiedu], Guildenstern [Eleanor Wyld])
Romayne Andrews, ever the consummate professional.
Suited and booted
The socks and fatigues look like the next big fashion trend…
5 minute call!
Ready to go.
The next big boy band: Straight Outta Hackney.
One down, one to go!
One show open, another yet to come!
That’s a wrap!
Home time with Patrick… aka Patrice. And is that someone holding the Complete Works of Shakespeare behind him!?
Book your Hamlet tickets through the Hackney Empire website!