Hamlet

(Premiere 2015)
DIRECTOR Lindsey Turner
DESIGNER Es Devlin / Katrina Lindsay
THEATRE Barbican Theatre
THEATRE COMPANY Sonia Friedman Productions / Barbican
DESCRIPTION
One of Shakespeare's most performed and popular plays, Hamlet's eponymous hero has been portrayed by some of the greatest actors of any era. Yet non hae caused such a stir as Benedict Cumberbatch, whose presence on the cast list meant Lyndsey Turner's 2015 production at the Barbican became the fastest-selling ticket in London Theatre History.
WTDir RATING:

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 185 min

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Colin Haigh | Priest / Messenger
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Matthew Steer | Rosencrantz
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Leo Bill | Horatio
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Karl Johnson | Ghost / Gravedigger
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Sian Brooke | Ophelia
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Amaka Okafor | Stage Manager / Official
Actor
Rudi Dharmalingam | Guildenstern
Actor
Dwane Walcott | Marcellus
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Ruairi Conaghan | Player King
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Anastasia Hille | Gertrude
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Jan Shepherd | Courtier
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Ciaran Hinds | Claudius
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Jim Norton | Polonius
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Eddie Arnold | Captain / Servant
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Paul Ham | Fencing Official
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Morag Siller | Voltemand
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Barry Aird | Danish Soldier / Norwegian Soldier
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Nigel Carrington | Cornelius
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Diveen Henry | Player Queen / Messenger
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Dan Parr | Barnardo
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Sergo Vares | Fortinbras
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Creatives

Director | Lindsey Turner
Playwright | William Shakespeare
Set Designer | Es Devlin
Costume Designer | Katrina Lindsay
Lighting Designer | Jane Cox
Movement Director | Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Sound Designer | Christopher Shutt
Fight Director | Bret Yount
Music | Jon Hopkins
Make Up Artist | Carole Hancock
Hair Stylist | Carole Hancock
Hair Stylist | Rebecca Kempton
Wig Supervisor | Rebecca Kempton
Assistant Director | Sam Caird
Video Designer | Luke Halls
Casting Director | Julia Horan CDG
Dialect Coach | Majella Hurley
Vocal Coach | Alison Bomber
Associate Set Designer | Chiara Stephenson
Associate Set Designer | Max Klaentschi
Associate Set Designer | Machiko Weston
Associate Lighting Designer | Victoria Brennan
Associate Lighting Designer | Alex Mannix

Production

Assistant Stage Manager | Genna Hill , Oliver Bagwell Purefoy
Deputy Stage Manager | Jenefer Tait
Production Manager | Patrick Molony , Kate West
Wardrobe Supervisor | Emma Sheppard
Costume Supervisor | Sabine Lamaître
Sound Operator | Adam Taylor , Dan Ford
Costume Assistant | Heide Bryan
Prop Supervisor | Chris Marcus , Jonathan Hall

PHOTOS

TRAILER

THEATRES

Barbican Theatre, 05/08/2015 - 31/10/2015

REVIEWS

'justifies the hysteria'
'Benedict Cumberbatch struggles to make himself felt in Lyndsey Turner's enormous production.'
'Benedict Cumberbatch imprisoned in a dismal production' 'Cumberbatch has a gift for suggesting Hamlet’s essential decency, but visual conceits take the place of textual investigation in this frustra ...
'Benedict Cumberbatch is the sanest of Danes' 'Cumberbatch is a strikingly eloquent Hamlet in an evening of fitful illumination'
'Turner needs to pay more attention to the play and the actors.'