The Royal Shakespeare Company’s dazzling play, based on Maggie O’Farrell’s award-winning novel, transfers for a limited season.
The wondrous novel unfolds on stageGo behind the scenes of Shakespeare’s greatest works and discover the woman who was a constant at his side in Hamnet at the Garrick Theatre. This moving and passionate play transfers to London for a limited season after selling out ahead of its world premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon.
In 1582, natural healer Agnes Hathaway meets a young Latin tutor. They marry and have three children, but the plague claims their son Hamnet when he is eleven years old. This is just the start of their story, which ripples through truth, fiction, and a theatrical legacy lasting hundreds of years.
Maggie O’Farrell’s best-selling novel is adapted for the stage by Lolita Chakrabarti (Life of Pi, Red Velvet) and delves beyond one of history’s most famous writers to look at the wild and wondrous woman who married him. This moving theatrical love letter is a tribute to nature, death, grief, and beauty borne from unbearable suffering.
The Hamnet West End cast is led by Madeleine Mantock (Charmed, The Long Song) as Agnes Hathaway, with further casting to be announced.
Already a must-see in Shakespeare’s hometown, book Hamnet tickets to see this extraordinary story in London.