- Venue: Pop-Up theatre
- Duration: 2hrs 40 minutes including an interval.
- Age: 12+
- Other: Post Show Discussion Wed 13 March
More Information on Hamlet
MURDER. LOVE. REVENGE.
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 /
“ an innovative twenty-first century Hamlet”
“ Tessa Parr’s Hamlet is outstanding”
“ a pacy, energetic and totally engaging production”
“ a bold, imaginative take”
“ taut, fast-moving and occasionally even revelatory”
“ Tessa Parr is remarkable in an inspired production [...] breathes new life into the Shakespeare standard”
“ [Tessa Parr] as delicate as it is desperate, she gives glowing merit to the casting of Hamlet as female.”
“ 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.”
“ Tessa Parr absolutely rises to the challenge ”
A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for 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
A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.Sing Along
Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
A conversation after the production with the cast and creative team
*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.
- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along