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by William Shakespeare
reimagined for young audiences

30 Mar - 9 Apr 2020
Running Time: 65 minutes


‘To be or not to be…’

Hamlet’s dad is dead. His uncle has taken over the kingdom and married Hamlet’s mum. The whole world feels like it’s turned upside down.

A ghostly encounter reveals a dreadful deed has been done. Should Hamlet take revenge?

‘That is the question.’

Join us for this energetic and engaging retelling of Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedy, by Jude Christian, directed by Tinuke Craig. 

Following advice from Government and Public Health England about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all scheduled performances of Hamlet have been cancelled.
Due to the high volume of performances involved, it may take a short while before we can contact all ticket-holders directly about their booking.
We recognise that this is a difficult time for many, and thank you for your patience.
If you have not heard from us by Tuesday 14 April, please contact a member of the Box Office team about your booking.

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The National Theatre’s Partner for Learning is Bank of America.

Primary Theatre Hamlet is supported by: The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Hearn Foundation, The Ingram Trust, The Constance Travis Charitable Trust, Archie Sherman Charitable Trust, The Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust, The Dorset Foundation, Jill and David Leuw, Mulberry Trust, Sherling Charitable Trust, and The Topinambour Trust.

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Photography by Gavin Li