Realpolitik, madness, and murder all play their part in a drama that is both a thriller and the profoundest meditation on our human condition.


Night-time on the battlements of Elsinore Castle. The ghost of old king Hamlet appears before the guardsmen. Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius, has married Hamlet’s widowed mother, the ‘most seeming-virtuous queen,’ Gertrude. Claudius is now king of Denmark. The ghost tells Hamlet that he is his father’s spirit, and is ‘doom’d for a certain term to walk the night,’ until his son can avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’


Director: Mark Oldknow

Movement: TBC

Musical Director: TBC

Lighting Design: TBC

Sound Design: TBC


Thursday 26th March to

Saturday 28th March 2020

PATRONS: David Edgar | Robert Glenister
PRESIDENT: Graham Southgate
VICE PRESIDENTS: Helen Sendall & Helen Sharman
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