RSC Live – Hamlet
The Royal Shakespeare Company Hamlet Live from Stratford 8th June 7.00pm. An accessible, absorbing take on Shakespeare’s tragedy that conveys its energy and its intense concern with lies, deceit and the complex politics of family life, directed by Simon Godwin with rising star Paapa Essiedu in the title role. ‘Simply A Terrific Hamlet’ – The Sunday Times (3hr 15min) Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his wold is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new wold order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality. A searing tragedy as relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.
Tickets on sale from 4th May, via Octagon Films http://www.octagonfilms.org.uk