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Following acclaimed performances in Burnt By The Sun, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Philistines and The Man Of Mode for the National Theatre, now Rory Kinnear gives audiences his Hamlet.

Shakespeare’s most famous role, Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, vows to take revenge on his uncle, whom he believes murdered his father before marrying his mother. But his own melancholy, fear and rage causes the prince to procrastinate…

In addition to his credits for the National Theatre, Kinnear has been seen on stage in Measure For Measure at the Almeida theatre, Mary Stuart at the Donmar Warehouse and Festen at the Lyric. His screen appearances include Quantum Of Solace, The Long Walk To Finchley and Cranford.

Kinnear is directed in Hamlet by Nicholas Hytner, the Artistic Director of the National Theatre.

For more about Hamlet at the National Theatre read the First Night Feature or the Big Interview with Ruth Negga.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 30/09/2010

Opening Night: 07/10/2010

Closing Night: 26/01/2011

Running time: 3h35

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Cast & Creative


Rory Kinnear, Matthew Barker, David Calder, Marcus Cunningham, Jake Fairbrother, Clare Higgins, Ferdinand Kingsley, Alex Lanipekun, James Laurenson, Patrick Malahide, Ruth Negga, James Pearse, Saskia Portway, Victor Power, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Nick Sampson, Michael Sheldon, Leo Staar, Zara Tempest-Walters, Giles Terera, Ellie Turner


Director - Nicholas Hytner

Designer - Vicki Mortimer

Lighting Designer - Jon Clark

Sound - Paul Groothuis

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Alex Baranowski