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Canterbury Shakespeare Festival presents

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." (Act I, Scene V)

A revival of our acclaimed 2019 production, this performance comes with a twist! We will be having two different actors playing Hamlet – see Alex Rose as Hamlet on the Fridays and Charlotte Groombridge on the Saturdays (with the other playing Laertes on the nights they’re not Hamlet).  Want to see them both? Ticket deals are in place – see both shows for only £15!

Please note this performance is at St Thomas’ Church Hall on Canterbury Lane

Focusing particularly on the familial and interpersonal nature of the play, and omitting the greater political dialogue of the script allows a deeper insight into the characters in this production, one with a twist. With a smaller cast than one may be used to seeing in Hamlet, this production delves deep into the minds of the central characters and helps bring each of their personalities to the fore.

“What’s most impressive about this production of Hamlet is its sheer entertainment value. I can barely count all the different versions I’ve seen of this classic and not only does this version feel fresh and new, but it’s also utterly compelling from start to finish. It’s funny, it’s heart-breaking, it’s gut-wrenching, and it’s philosophical in the way Shakespeare intended” – read the rest of the review here

Poster design by Liz Sheppard.


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