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Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Image from Hamlet, Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
Performance Details - Hamlet
Warchus/Thompson, Royal Shakespeare Company, December 1997
"The first scene, ghost and all, is missing. All we see is Jennings's Hamlet pouring the ashes of his dead father on to the ground in front of film of his happy childhood. Then we cut to a party where Paul Freeman's dinner-jacketed Claudius smooches with Susannah York's svelte smiling Gertrude and, later, Edward Petherbridge's Ghost appears amid the fun to lead his son to a seat sprouting from the brutalist concrete of Mark Thompson's Elsinore." Benedict Nightingale, Times 6.12.97
Opening Date: 4 December 1997
Theatre: Barbican
Theatre Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
 
 
Cast - Hamlet
Paul Freeman Claudius
Susannah York Gertrude
Edward Petherbridge Ghost/Player King
Paul Jesson Gravedigger
Rhashan Stone Guildenstern
Alex Jennings Hamlet
Colin Hurley Horatio
William Houston Laertes
Derbhle Crotty Ophelia
Toby Longwood Osric/Player
Derek Ezenagu Player
Syreeta Kumar Player Queen
Jenifer Armitage Player/Ophelia's Lady
John Killoran Player/Priest
David Ryall Polonius
Richard Cant Rosencrantz
Quinny Sacks choreography
Mark Thompson designer
Matthew Warchus director
Terry King fight arranger
Hugh Vanstone lighting
Gary Yershon music
William Shakespeare playwright
Paul Arditti sound

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