Hamlet

4 March - 14 May 2022
Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

Act 3, Scene 1

Peter Evans’ critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet returns in 2022.

Runtime: 2 hours 50 mins (including 20 min interval)

Inside the glamorous court of Denmark in the 1960s, a family is torn apart by murder and betrayal. Outside, a country is threatened by Norway. And at the centre of this struggle is a man brimming with anguish.

Hamlet is a portrait of a young man struggling with the death of his father, his mother’s hasty remarriage to his uncle, and the vision of his father’s ghost looming in his mind’s eye. Featuring Harriet Gordon-Anderson as a young man experiencing grief in its most complex and profound state, this is a Hamlet for our time.

It’s a story of revenge, passion and deception, where human desire for retribution quickly becomes a burden. Set against a classically timeless backdrop, family turns on family, friendships disintegrate and the ghost of his father pushes Hamlet’s entire world to its brink.

To be or not to be. That is the question.

Season Partner: La Trobe Financial
Production Patron: The Low Family Foundation

This is what Shakespeare should be.

Sydney Morning Herald

AN UNMISSABLE TRIUMPH.

The Australian
Hamlet trailer

Harriet Gordon-Anderson

Hamlet

Lucy Bell

Gertrude

Jeremi Campese

Rosencrantz / Marcellus

Eleni Cassimatis

Player Queen / Second Gravedigger / Osric

Ray Chong Nee

Claudius

Jack Crumlin

Laertes / Player

James Evans

Ghost / Player King / Gravedigger

Jane Mahady

Guildenstern / Barnardo

Robert Menzies

Polonius

Rose Riley

Ophelia

Jacob Warner

Horatio

Rebecca Bower

Understudy

Emma Diaz

Understudy

Michael C. Howlett

Understudy

James Lugton

Understudy

Tom Royce-Hampton

Understudy

2022 Season

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Accessibility

It’s important to us that Shakespeare’s work is accessible to all Australians, regardless of their physical abilities.
We’re pleased to offer a range of services and facilities to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
For a list of 2022 captioned and audio described performances, please contact our box office on 1300 305 730.
Call us via the National Relay Service — ask for Bell Shakespeare or 1300 305 730.

Audio

Audio described performances and tactile tours, hearing enhancement and headsets.

Auslan

Auslan interpreted and captioned performances

Access & special seating

Our venues provide wheelchair access and guide dogs are welcome.

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