Hamlet at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets
Hamlet at Harold Pinter Theatre tickets

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Overview

Andrew Scott takes the lead role in Robert Icke’s incredible acclaimed production of Hamlet which is set to transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited run, with performances beginning on 9th June 2017 and set to continue until 2nd September 2017.

Robert Icke’s Hamlet was first performed at the Almeida Theatre, where it’s sold out run opened to rave reviews, receiving glowing five star acclaim from Metro, Time Out, The Observer, The Stage and Whatsonstage, being described as ‘liverwire, edge-of-the-seat stuff’ which features Andrew Scott in a ‘career-defining performance’.

Andrew Scott stars in the lead role of Hamlet. Scott has become one of the most talked about Irish actors in recent years, after shooting to stardom in the role of the psychotic Moriaty in the BBC TV series Sherlock as well as his big screen roles in Locke and Pride.

Scott is also a renowned stage actor however, most recently having starred in The Dazzle at the popup theatre Found111, as well as having leading roles in Birdland at the Royal Court and Emperor and Galilean at the National Theatre. Scott has won a huge range of awards, including an Olivier, an IFTA and a BAFTA.

This new production of Hamlet is by Robert Icke, a man known as one of the biggest powerhouses of British theatre today. His previous production of Oresteia at the Almeida won him the Best Director Award at the Olivier Awards, the Critics Circle Theatre Awards and the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, as well as 1984 winning him Best Director at the UK Theatre Awards and Best New Play at the Olivier Awards.

Hamlet is brought to the stage by the acclaimed creative team that had previously worked on both 1984 and Oresteia, including set and costume design by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons and video by Tal Yarden.

Known as one of William Shakespeare’s very best plays, Hamlet is a tragedy written around the turn of the 17th century which has rarely been off the London stage since. Most recently, Sonia Friedman’s landmark production at the Barbican made headlines starring Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Hamlet at the Harold Pinter Theatre is set to be one of the most exciting West End transfers of the year, with Robert Icke’s incredibly acclaimed production getting a chance to expands its audience following a sold out run at the Almedia Theatre.

Hamlet will begin previews on the 9th June 2017, with an official opening on 15th June 2017 and with performances set to continue for a limited time until 2nd September 2017, this is certainly not to be missed.

Recommended for

Hamlet at the Harold Pinter Theatre is a must see for any Shakespeare fans who enjoy modern ground-breaking adaptations of the great playwright’s work. With one of London’s greatest directors and one of the West End’s greatest stage actors, this is set to be a smash hit, giving those who missed out on tickets for the sold out Almeida Theatre run another chance to see the play.

Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours & 45 mins (including two intervals)
Opened: 09 Jun 2017
Press night: 15 Jun 2017
Booking from: 02 Sep 2017
Booking until: 02 Sep 2017

Location and map

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
London, SW1Y 4DN

68 Reviews Add review

‘Hamlet’ at The Harold Pinter was truly a modern day masterpiece. Robert Icke’s spin on Shakespeare’s classic included an extravag... More

georgiaparsons 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

‘Hamlet’ at The Harold Pinter was truly a modern day masterpiece. Robert Icke’s spin on Shakespeare’s classic included an extravagant yet minimalist set, beautifully mastered by Hildegard Bechtler, comprised of three platforms for a ‘spliced stage’ affect, sliding glass doors which made transitions seamless, and a cyclorama filled with twelve large LCD screens, which later showed CCTV as the main viewing of Old Hamlet’s ghostly figure; a perfect way to bring the guardroom into the 21st Century. In addition to this technical modernisation, Tal Yarden, video designer, made use of the multi-media platform of the TVs by using a live camera on stage to film news reports with audience members seated behind the actors – another fantastic addition to the piece. Scott’s portrayal of Hamlet was second-to-none. His transition from a desperate mourning and betrayal-felt man to one who finds fury and delirious thoughts in every action was so fluid and was presented perfectly in the well-known soliloquys and monologues of the play. His rendition of ‘O that this too too sullied flesh would melt’ was more of a thought-processing moment than one filled with hysteria. Overall, the rendition of this classic was outstanding and the beauty and the historical value of the venue suited both the modernised production and the colossal play perfectly. With themes so relevant today that only exemplify the huge and crazy world we live in, Hamlet brings a microcosm of feelings to the audience. Would recommend to all.

georgiaparsons 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Epically Disturbing - This incredible production is totally worthy of a west end transfer and I urge anyone who maybe fears shakes... More

albuspotter 5"11, 92 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Epically Disturbing - This incredible production is totally worthy of a west end transfer and I urge anyone who maybe fears shakespeare to see this version, it is easy to access in terms of language and stunning to watch. Quite a few shocking moments with a gunshot and blood, not recommended to anyone under 14. Get a ticket while you can!! Andrew Scott is perfect as Hamlet and Juliet Stevenson is a totally brilliant Gertrude, the whole cast are wonderful! (Juliet Stevenson's last performance = 01/07/17)

albuspotter 5"11, 92 reviews, 3 helpful votes

This production is beyond words. Robert Icke, the director, is without a doubt a genius! I loved his previous production of 1984, ... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 60 reviews, 6 helpful votes

This production is beyond words. Robert Icke, the director, is without a doubt a genius! I loved his previous production of 1984, and this is no exception - his modernised setting for 'Hamlet' fits perfectly and in my opinion enhances the timeless classic. All of the cast are brilliant in their role, however special mention MUST go to Andrew Scott who puts in a sublime performance as Hamlet, putting every single emotion on the line. Truly exceptional!

gdeacon95 6'1, 60 reviews, 6 helpful votes

What an absolute masterclass in theatre. This production of Hamlet was done so well - in a modern setting. The sound and productio... More

AlexPhillips 171cm or 5'7", 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

What an absolute masterclass in theatre. This production of Hamlet was done so well - in a modern setting. The sound and production only added to the absolute spectacle unfolding onstage. It was a four-hour play, yet I was entranced the entire time, never wanting to miss a beat. Andrew Scott was magnificent as the titular character, and really brought his own unique spin to the gradual decline into insanity. An unforgettable experience!

AlexPhillips 171cm or 5'7", 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

doritxuuu 158cm, 124 reviews, 4 helpful votes

doritxuuu 158cm, 124 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I saw this "Hamlet" at the Almeida and was impressed enough to want to see the West End transfer. Andrew Scott is superb in the ti... More

londontheatrefan 5'4", 163 reviews, 5 helpful votes

I saw this "Hamlet" at the Almeida and was impressed enough to want to see the West End transfer. Andrew Scott is superb in the title role, with a very strong cast. The staging is excellent and Robert Icke has created a wonderful and engrossing production.

londontheatrefan 5'4", 163 reviews, 5 helpful votes

I absolutely loved the show! The blending of the Shakespearean language with modern effects and attire made the production very in... More

laurahobbs 169 cm, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I absolutely loved the show! The blending of the Shakespearean language with modern effects and attire made the production very interesting. Andrew Scott's portrayal of Hamlet was brilliant!

laurahobbs 169 cm, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Never has a Hamlet felt more modern or relatable to me. What a brilliant and utterly heartbreaking performance by Andrew Scott - R... More

lisawiedemann 172, 51 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Never has a Hamlet felt more modern or relatable to me. What a brilliant and utterly heartbreaking performance by Andrew Scott - Robert Icke's contemporary take is just so smart and works so well.

lisawiedemann 172, 51 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Andrew Scott as Hamlet brings a new, seemingly fresh dimension to the role. He is mesmerising as are all the accomplished cast. Th... More

mariacoole 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Andrew Scott as Hamlet brings a new, seemingly fresh dimension to the role. He is mesmerising as are all the accomplished cast. The set design and staging has modern twist and innovative. Everyone knows Hamlet is a long play but this production fizzed and whizzed by with great pace, drama and a lot of comedy given it's a tragedy. I loved it so much (as did my 11-yr-old) that I'm going back for closing night in September. It's a must-see staging of this classic. Andrew Scott is truly captivating.

mariacoole 1 review, 0 helpful votes
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