Hamlet

Hamlet

Then one night, a visit from beyond the grave confirms Hamlet’s worst fears and sets him on a bloody path to madness, murder and revenge.Brian Ferguson takes on the title role of the troubled Hamlet. Roberta Taylor - well known for her lead roles in The Bill and EastEnders and a regular performer at the Citizens during the 1980s – joins forces with her husband and stage and screen actor Peter Guinness to play Gertrude and Claudius.Dominic Hill directs Shakespeare’s brutal and gripping tragedy of a family falling apart under the weight of suspicion, murder, infidelity and grief.

An Afternoon with The Dane
Sat 27 Sep, 11:45am - 12:45pm A pre-matinee event with conversation, questions and lunch provided.MORE INFO
Schools Events
We have three schools workshops for Hamlet: • Inside the Rehearsal Room, • Inside The Play, • Inside A Professional Technical RehearsalFind out more here.

Dates
  • Fri 19 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 20 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Tue 23 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Wed 24 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Thu 25 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Fri 26 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 27 Sep 2014 @ 2.00PM

  • Sat 27 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Tue 30 Sep 2014 @ 1.30PM
  • Tue 30 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Wed 1 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Thu 2 Oct 2014 @ 10.30AM
  • Thu 2 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Fri 3 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 4 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Tue 7 Oct 2014 @ 1.30PM
  • Tue 7 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Wed 8 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Thu 9 Oct 2014 @ 10.30AM
  • Thu 9 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Fri 10 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 11 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM

  • Previews 19, 20, 23 Sep
    Audio Described 1 Oct
    Signed 3 Oct (BSL Interpreters - Yvonne Strain / Catherine King)
    Captioned 4 Oct, 7.30pm

    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop

    REVIEWS

    “a version that simmers with an edgy intensity”
    The Herald ★★★★

    “a powerful rendition of a script often dulled by familiarity, allowing Hill to stand alongside his artistic ancestors as a bold, imaginative and careful director.”
    The Stage ★★★★

    “exhilarating”
    The Guardian ★★★★

    “as nail-biting and oppressive as the darkest noir thriller”
    The Times ★★★★

    “thrilling and fascinating…[Brian] Ferguson’s brave and ground-breaking central performance”
    The Scotsman ★★★★

    “by any measure, a world-class production”
    Sunday Herald

    “a phenomenal production”
    TV Bomb ★★★★

    Press

    “What I liked about the Citz roles was they broke the moulds” Brian Beacom speaks to Roberta Taylor about her history at The Citizens Theatre ahead of her performance in Hamlet. The Herald

    “...cracking it [Hamlet] open has been mind-boggling, really, to get the opportunity to crawl around inside it has been incredible.” Neil Cooper speaks with Brian Ferguson about playing the title role in Hamlet. The Herald

    ”...having worked for 38 years in the business I would say my strongest work was done here.” Brian Beacom talks to Roberta Taylor about her career and the important role the Citizens Theatre played in it. Evening Times

    • Cast & Creative Team
      CREATIVE TEAM Director - Dominic Hill Design - Tom Piper Lighting - Ben Ormerod Sound - Nikola Kodjabashia Assistant Director - Gareth Nicholls Fight Director - Raymond ShortCASTAdam Best - Laertes / Rosencrantz Cliff Burnett - Polonius Cameron Crighton - Guildenstern / Player Queen Martin Donaghy - Horatio Brian Ferguson - Hamlet Peter Guinness - Claudius Ben Onwukwe - Gravedigger / Ghost / Player King Roberta Taylor - Gertrude Meghan Tyler - Ophelia
    Running Time: 3hrs 15min including interval

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