"Most fair return of greetings and desires"
As follows many a sold out run with a high-profile cast, Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke’s new production of Hamlet transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season this summer (read my review here) from 9th June to 2nd September.
Starring BAFTA and Olivier Award winner Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Birdland, Cock, Pride
) as the Danish Prince, Hamlet
is brought to the stage by the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning creative team behind 1984
. And in further excellent news, the entire cast is making the trip to the West End (although Juliet Stevenson only until 1st July, no news yet on who might step into Gertrude's shoes).
Robert Icke "one of the most important forces in today’s theatre" (The Observer) previously directed Mary Stuart, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984 for the Almeida Theatre and this isn't his first West End transfer (1984 and Oresteia have made the leap too) though I'm glad I got to see the show in the more intimate surroundings in N1.
Tickets on general sale from Thurs 6 Apr, Almeida members from Sunday 2nd (at midnight!), SFP E-list members from Sunday 2nd at midday, Almeida E-list members from Monday 3rd.
Labels: Amaka Okafor, Andrew Scott, Angus Wright, Barry Aird, Calum Finlay, Daniel Rabin, David Rintoul, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Juliet Stevenson, Luke Thompson, Peter Wight