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About the Show Less...

The bard's famous tragedy is presented in a special adaptation for young people. Read More >

Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, grapples with his conscience as he tries to avenge the death of his father, whom he thinks was murdered by his uncle.

Shakespeare’s famous tragedy is presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of its Young People’s Shakespeare season. Co-edited and directed by young American playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, this production is specially created to appeal to children and families.

Hamlet is presented at the Roundhouse as part of the RSC’s 10-week residency, in which the company of 44 presents eight plays.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 18/12/2010

Closing Night: 26/01/2011

Running time: 1h15

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Cast & Creative


Dyfan Dwyfor, Gruffudd Glyn, Debbie Korley, Dharmesh Patel, Peter Peverley , Patrick Romer, David Rubin, Simone Saunders, Kirsty Woodward


Director - Tarell Alvin McCraney

Producer - Royal Shakespeare Company

Designer - Jean Chan

Author - William Shakespeare

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