RSC, Live Broadcast

An accessible, absorbing take on Shakespeare’s tragedy that conveys its energy and its intense concern with lies, deceit and the complex politics of family life.

Director: Simon Godwin
STARRING: Paapa Essiedu

Rising star Paapa Essiedu takes the title role in Shakespeare’s great tragedy, live from the Bard’s home town.

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.

Simon Godwin directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.

(3hr 15min)

Tickets on sale from 4th May 2016