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The RSC's Hamlet, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, Batman v Superman, Underworld

The RSC's Hamlet with Paapa Essiedu reviewed, plus Ed Vaizey on his new Culture White Paper, Zack Snyder on Batman v Superman, and electronic group Underworld, with Samira Ahmed.

The Royal Shakespeare Company's latest production of Hamlet sees Paapa Essiedu become the first black actor in the company's history to take on the title role. Theatre critic Susannah Clapp joins Samira Ahmed to review it. Hamlet runs until August 13th and will be in cinemas from June 8th.

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey discusses his new Culture White Paper, the first for 50 years.

Director Zack Snyder on his new film Batman v Superman.

Electronic group Underworld have released their ninth album, Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future. One half of the duo Karl Hyde tells us about synaesthesia, music as architecture and whether their biggest track, Born Slippy, is an albatross round their neck.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

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30 minutes


  • The RSC's Hamlet

    Duration: 03:11

  • The Culture Minister Ed Vaizey

    Duration: 09:22

  • Batman v Superman

    Duration: 06:19

  • Underworld

    Duration: 08:45

The RSC's Hamlet

The RSC's Hamlet

The RSC's Hamlet, is at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon until 13th August, and it will be in cinemas from 8th June.

Main Image:  Hamlet (Paapa Essiedu) and  the Gravedigger (Ewart James Walters) in the RSC's production of Hamlet

Left: Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in the RSC's production

Images credit: Manuel Harlan/RSC

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey

The Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP launches the Culture White Paper

Image: Ed Vaizey


Batman v Superman

Batman v Superman

Batman v Superman: the Dawn of Justice, Certificate12A  will be in UK cinemas from 25th March.

Image: Ben Affleck (Left) and Henry Cavill (Right) star as Batman and Superman.

Image credit: Warner Bros



Underworld's new release: 'Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future' is out now.

Image: Underworld's Karl Hyde (Left) and Rick Smith (Right) in the studio.

Image credit: Perou


Role Contributor
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Interviewed Guest Susannah Clapp
Interviewed Guest Ed Vaizey
Interviewed Guest Zack Snyder
Interviewed Guest Karl Hyde
Producer Dixi Stewart




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