Hamlet

Royal Shakespeare Company presents

Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016, rising star Paapa Essiedu plays the title role in a riveting and contemporary take on Hamlet.
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre

Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder…

The Royal Shakespeare Company takes Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of murder and revenge on national tour in 2018.

A student is called home from university to find his life turned upside down. He had the world at his feet, but now everything has changed. Who can be trusted, who can be believed?

Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet’s mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love.  What will ultimately become of a young man sent to kill?

Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016, rising star Paapa Essiedu plays the title role in a riveting and contemporary take on Hamlet.

‘A new star is born’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ Times
★★★★ Independent
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★ Sunday Times
★★★★ Observer
★★★★ Mail on Sunday


Additional Information

Accessible performance info 

Captioned performance: Thu 1 February, 7pm.
BSL performance: Fri 2 February, 7pm. BSL interpreted by Becky Barry.
Audio Described performance: Sat 3 February, 1.30pm, with a Touch Tour at 12.30pm 

To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by emailing boxofficeadmin@thelowry.com


Running times: 3 hours 15 minutes with interval.


Groups Discount 

£3.50 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE 
Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information. 
Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.



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Paapa's iconic “To Be Or Not To Be” speech

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Paapa Essiedu talks about his experience of playing Shakespeare’s greatest role

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