The King of Denmark is dead.
Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet determines to avenge his father’s apparent murder, with devastating consequences for his family and the kingdom.
Michael Grandage directs Jude Law as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s iconic revenge tragedy.
Prince Hamlet's father has recently died, and his mother has wasted no time before marrying her dead husband's brother, Claudius. When Hamlet sees his father's ghost, who reveals he was murdered by Claudius, he is moved to revenge, faking his own madness to try and discover the truth.
Law, who is best known for his film work including The Talented Mr Ripley, Road To Perdition and Cold Mountain, has an extensive theatrical background including appearances in productions of Dr Faustus and 'Tis Pity She's A Whore at the Young Vic.
Previews from : 12th September 2009
Opening night : 6th October 2009
Closes : 6th December 2009
Audience: Hamlet is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards. Children under 5 will not be admitted to the Broadhurst Theater.
Run time: 3 hours 10 minutes with one 15 minute intermission