directed by Ian Rickson Design Jeremy Herbert Costumes Nicky Gillibrand Light Adam Silverman Sound Gareth Fry Music Stephen Warbeck Choreography Maxine Doyle Fight Director Kate Waters
Ophelia´s song composed by PJ Harvey
approx. 3h 30 min, incl. interval
from 28.10.2011 until 21.1.2012 (3.11.2011)(Pressnight 9.11.2011, some critics came 8.11. (technical problems))
Hamlet: Michael Sheen Guildenstern: Adeel Akhtar Barnado/ Player King/ Gravedigger: Pip Donaghy Horatio: Hayley Carmichael Marcellus: Callum Dixon Ophelia: Vinette Robinson Laertis: Benedict Wong Polonius: Michael Gould Gertrude: Sally Dexter Claudius: James Clyde Rosencrantz: Eileen Walsh Elsinore Staff: Adam McNamara & Matthew Trevannion
Set in a mental asylum, with inmates doubling for the charactors Hamlet imagines this is the most radical approach to the play. Audience is let through the backstage dressed as mental asylum onto the auditorium. Hamlet take sword and cloak from a coffin before the play starts.
Audience is heavily divided over the production as one would expect.