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Episode 1

Hamlet Episode 1 of 5

by William Shakespeare

Part One

As part of Character Invasion, a new production of the play in 5 episodes broadcast each afternoon this week.

The Castle of Elsinore in Denmark. The court is uneasy. The king of Denmark has recently died and the throne has been claimed by the king's brother, Claudius. Prince Hamlet, still in mourning for his father, distrusts Claudius and believes that what has happened at the court 'cannot come to good'

Original music composed and realised by Roger Goula

The director is Marc Beeby.

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45 minutes

Last on

Mon 9 Oct 2017 14:15

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The cast of Hamlet


Role Contributor
HamletJamie Parker
HoratioDavid Seddon
ClaudiusPaul Hilton
GertrudeAnastasia Hille
PoloniusJames Laurenson
LaertesTom Mison
OpheliaLizzy Watts
The GhostRobert Blythe
MarcellusBen Crowe
BarnardoMichael Shelford
ActorWill Howard
ActorNicholas Murchie
DirectorMarc Beeby
WriterWilliam Shakespeare