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A black and white faded portrait of Michael Sheen, with a red splash on onside of his face
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Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
Direction Ian Rickson
Main House

Michael Sheen plays Hamlet in the theatrical event of the year. 

After worldwide acclaim in The QueenFrost/Nixon and The Damned United, Michael Sheen returns to the London stage in one of the most anticipated performances of his career.

Ian Rickson, director of multi-award-winning Jerusalem, gives us his view of Shakespeare's great tragedy.

★★★★   'Sheen’s performance will live in the memory... an audacious achievement.' Evening Standard 

★★★★ 'Has a terrifying freshness to it… electrifying.’ Financial Times

★★★★ ‘Sheen is unbearably moving.’  The Times 

★★★★  ‘A prodigious production.’ The Independent 

★★★★ 'Exhilarating, radical... tremendous.'  Metro

★★★★ 'Thrilling... fiery brilliance.'  Independent on Sunday

★★★★ 'Stunning, brilliant, extraordinarily moving.' Mail on Sunday 

★★★★ ‘Bold and arresting… outstanding.’  Daily Express

★★★★★ ‘Utterly riveting.’  City AM

‘Rickson’s production is mad but brilliant.’  The Telegraph

‘Ingenious, revelatory… truly frightening.’  The Observer

'Michael Sheen is the brightest talent of his generation.' The Observer

Cast and Creatives

Direction Ian Rickson | Design Jeremy Herbert | Costume Nicky Gillibrand | Light Adam Silverman | Sound Gareth Fry | Music Stephen Warbeck | Choreography Maxine Doyle | Casting Sam Jones CDG | Fight Kate Waters 

With Adeel Akhtar, Hayley Carmichael, James Clyde, Sally Dexter, Callum Dixon, Pip Donaghy, Michael Gould, Adam McNamara, Vinette Robinson, Michael Sheen, Matthew Trevannion, Eileen Walsh, Benedict Wong

 

Direction Ian Rickson 

Design Jeremy Herbert  

Costume Nicky Gillibrand 

Light Adam Silverman 

Sound Gareth Fry 

Music Stephen Warbeck 

Choreography Maxine Doyle

Casting Sam Jones CDG

Fight Kate Waters 

With

Adeel Akhtar, Hayley Carmichael, James Clyde, Sally Dexter, Callum Dixon, Pip Donaghy, Michael Gould, Adam McNamara, Vinette Robinson, Michael Sheen, Matthew Trevannion, Eileen Walsh, Benedict Wong

David Lan talks to The Financial Times about the appeal of Hamlet, with Simon Russell Beale and theatre critic Sarah Hemming.  Michael Sheen talks to The Guardian about humility, Hollywood and Hamlet. 

Charlotte Higgins of The Guardian announces Hamlet.

The Independent's Paul Taylor selects Hamlet as one of his 'Ones to watch in 2011'.

The Independent on Sunday give the 'Heads Up' on Hamlet. 

Hamlet is named the number one show to see this autumn, in Time Out