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. A story of revenge, passion and deception, this is a Hamlet for our time.

Bell Shakespeare opens its 30th year anniversary celebrations with one of Shakespeare’s most iconic and tragic works, directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans.

Featuring Harriet Gordon-Anderson (The Miser) as a young man experiencing grief in its most complex and profound state, this Hamlet will be told through the lens of loss, betrayal and madness.

This is the world of politics, where human desire for retribution quickly becomes a burden to struggle against. Set against a classically timeless backdrop where family cannot be trusted, friendships turn adversarial and the ghost of his father pushes Hamlet’s entire world to its brink.

Ordered to kill. Tempted to resist. Live or die.



By William Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans
Designer Anna Tregloan
Lighting Designer Benjamin Cisterne
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert
Video Designer Laura Turner
Movement & Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Voice & Text Coach Jess Chambers
Dramaturg James Evans


Harriet Gordon-Anderson as Hamlet
Jeremi Campese as Rosencrantz
Tony Cogin as Ghost
Jack Crumlin as Laertes
James Evans as Horatio
James Lugton as Claudius
Jane Mahady as Guildenstern
Lisa McCune as Gertrude
Robert Menzies as Polonius
Aanisa Vylet as Player Queen
Sophie Wilde as Ophelia



Hear from our Director, Peter Evans about what’s in store for our 2020 production of Hamlet.

Sydney Opera House, Playhouse
Previews 29 February – 3 March
Season 5 March – 4 April

Canberra Theatre Centre, The Playhouse
Preview 9 April
Season 11 April – 18 April

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio
Preview 23 April
Season 25 April – 10 May

In season performance start times
Tuesday & Wednesday evening performances 6.30pm
Thursday – Saturday evening performances 7.30pm
Saturday matinee 2pm and Sunday matinee 4pm
No performances on Mondays

The prices below are only applicable to Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, and Canberra Theatre Centre.

Members Prices

Melbourne Canberra Sydney*
Premium Full $76 $76 $78.50
Premium Conc $64 $64 $66.50
Premium U18 $45 $45 $47.50
Premium U30 $40 $40 $47.50
A Reserve Full $60 $60 $62.50
A Reserve Conc $52 $52 $54.50
A Reserve U18 $45 $45 $42.50
A Reserve U30 $40 $40 $42.50

Single Ticket Pric

Melbourne Canberra Sydney*
Premium Full $95 $95 $97.50
Premium Conc $80 $80 $82.50
Premium U18 $45 $45 $47.50
Premium U30 $45 $45 $47.50
A Reserve Full $75 $75 $77.50
A Reserve Conc $65 $65 $67.50
A Reserve U18 $40 $40 $42.50
A Reserve U30 $40 $40 $42.50

*Sydney ticket price includes a $2.50 security fee. In 2018, the Sydney Opera House introduced enhanced procedures to ensure the safety and security of audiences, including bag checks and electronic screening. From 2020 the Sydney Opera House will charge for this security screening, resulting in a $2.50 increase in the overall cost of a ticket.

See below for information on our performances of Hamlet for schools.

Sydney Opera House (NSW)
Wednesday 11 March 2020, 1pm
Wednesday 18 March 2020, 1pm

Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC)
Wednesday 29 April 2020, 11am
Thursday 7 May 2020, 11am

If you can’t make it to an in-theatre matinee we are also broadcasting the production into educational institutions on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 10am AEST. Visit our Broadcast page to learn more and book.

– Book with Bell Shakespeare, via this booking form.
– School matinees are $32.50 per student with one complimentary teacher ticket per 20 students. Additional teacher tickets at student prices. GST not applicable.
– Limited number of discounted tickets available in evening performances. Conditions apply. Please refer to Terms and Conditions.
– Australian Curriculum-linked classroom resources will be made available.

For more information or to make a schools booking contact Bell Shakespeare Learning.
Email: learning@bellshakespeare.com.au
Tel: 1300 305 730
 1300 552 271
 PO Box 10, Millers Point, 2000


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