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Hamlet Overview


‘Moving seamlessly from the Almeida to the West End, Robert Icke's production of Hamlet remains extraordinarily, heartbreakingly beautiful’
Time Out

Following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Olivier Award-winning director Robert Icke’s new production of Hamlet is now playing in the West End for a limited season.

‘Andrew Scott is superb as Hamlet: he draws us with him through the famous soliloquies, making them feel fresh and alive’
Financial Times

Starring BAFTA and Olivier Award winner Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Birdland, Cock, Pride) as the Danish Prince, Derbhle Crotty as Gertrude, and Jessica Brown Findlay as Ophelia, Hamlet is brought to the stage by the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning creative team behind 1984 and Oresteia.

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.

Hamlet is produced by ATG (Sunday In The Park With George, Buried Child, Oresteia), Sonia Friedman Productions and the Almeida Theatre (Chimerica, Ghosts, King Charles III, 1984, Oresteia) who are renowned for introducing groundbreaking, critically acclaimed transfers to the West End.

Please note that this production on Hamlet features gun shots, strobe and flickering lighting.

Our recommended age guidance for this performance is 14 years and above.

Due to the nature of the show latecomers and re-admittance is not permitted.


Monday 7 August
Post-show Q&A with the cast, hosted by associate director, Daniel Raggett
Please note, a ticket for the 7 Aug performance is required to attend this Q&A


Monday 14 August – 4.45pm
Pre-show In Conversation with Robert Icke & Andrew Scott
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance. book here.
Please note, seating is unallocated for this event so please arrive for 4.30pm. A ticket for the 14 Aug performance is not required to attend this Q&A.