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  • Venue: Pop-Up theatre
  • Duration: 2hrs 40 minutes including an interval.
  • Age Guidance: 12+
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Wed 13 March
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More Information on Hamlet


Consumed by passion and grief, young Hamlet embarks on a treacherous journey to avenge her father’s brutal murder in a striking new version of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy.

The extraordinary Tessa Parr undertakes the title role to create a contemporary Hamlet for the here and now, following her extraordinary portrayal of Juliet in our recent, highly acclaimed production of Romeo & Juliet. Reunited with Director Amy Leach and Designer Hayley Grindle, this is a thrilling, gripping new production of one of the greatest plays in the English language.

A Leeds Playhouse production. 

Cast & Credits

By William Shakespeare / Director Amy Leach / Set & Designer Hayley Grindle / Lighting Designer Hayley Grindle / Composer & Sound Designer Alexandra Faye Braithwaite / Trainee Sound Designer Charlotte Bickley / Fight Director Kate Waters / Dramaturg Jacqui Honess-Martin /

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    Joe Alessi
    as Claudius
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    Simona Bitmate
    as Ophelia
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    Crystal Condie
    as Horatio
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    Darren Kuppan
    as Rosencrantz
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    Jo Mousley
    as Gertrude
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    Dan Parr
    as Laertes
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    Tessa Parr
    as Hamlet
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    Robert Pickavance
    as Ghost/Gravedigger
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    Sue Twist
    as Polonius/Vicar


“ an innovative twenty-first century Hamlet”

- A Younger Theatre

“ Tessa Parr’s Hamlet is outstanding”

- Theatre Full Stop

“ a pacy, energetic and totally engaging production”

- Yorkshire Post

“ a bold, imaginative take”

- What’s On Stage

“ taut, fast-moving and occasionally even revelatory”

- The Guardian

“ Tessa Parr is remarkable in an inspired production [...] breathes new life into the Shakespeare standard”

- The Stage

“ [Tessa Parr] as delicate as it is desperate, she gives glowing merit to the casting of Hamlet as female.”

- Always Time for Theatre

“ A reinvigorating, interrogating take on an established classic, Leeds Playhouse’s Hamlet ranks as one of the most inventive and inspiring reimaginings of Shakespeare in recent years.”

- Entertainment Focus

“ Tessa Parr absolutely rises to the challenge ”

- North West End

Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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