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Hamlet

Hamlet captures the Almeida Theatre's 2017 acclaimed production of Shakespeare's great play, recorded as-live in the West End.

Hamlet captures the Almeida Theatre's 2017 acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's great play, recorded as-live in its West End transfer on the stage of London's Harold Pinter Theatre.

Robert Icke's innovative modern-dress production, featuring Andrew Scott, Juliet Stevenson, Angus Wright and Jessica Brown Findlay, has been widely acclaimed as a dazzlingly intelligent, forcefully contemporary staging. The Evening Standard hailed Andrew Scott's 'career-defining performance... he makes the most famous speeches feel fresh and unpredictable.'

The recording features the original cast, and is directed for the screen by Rhodri Huw, working in close collaboration with Robert Icke. Hamlet has design by Hildegard Bechtler, with lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons, and video design by Tal Yarden. The stage production has been nominated for Best Revival, Andrew Scott as Best Actor and Tom Gibbons has been nominated for Best Sound Design in the forthcoming Olivier Awards. The production recently won Best Stage Revival in the WhatsOnStage Awards, and Juliet Stevenson won Best Supporting Actress in a Play whilst Andrew Scott won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Shakespearean Performance. Hamlet is is an Illuminations/Almeida Theatre production presented by BBC, The Almeida Theatre, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Sonia Friedman Productions.

3 hours, 11 minutes

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Sat 31 Mar 2018 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Hamlet Andrew Scott
Ophelia Jessica Brown Findlay
Claudius Angus Wright
Gertrude Juliet Stevenson
Director Robert Icke
Director Rhodri Huw
Producer John Wyver
Production Company Illuminations
Production Company Almeida Theatre

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