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Hamlet to be broadcast on BBC Two on 31 March 2018

Friday, 23 March 2018

Hamlet captures the Almeida Theatre’s 2017 acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s great play, recorded as-live in its West End transfer on the stage of London’s Harold Pinter Theatre.

Robert Icke’s innovative modern-dress production, featuring Andrew Scott (as Hamlet), Juliet Stevenson (Gertrude), Angus Wright (Claudius) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Ophelia), has been widely acclaimed as a dazzlingly intelligent, forcefully contemporary staging. The Evening Standard hailed Andrew Scott’s “career-defining performance… he makes the most famous speeches feel fresh and unpredictable.”The recording features the original cast, and the screen director is Rhodri Huw, working in close collaboration with Robert Icke. Hamlet has design by Hildegard Bechtler, with lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tom Gibbons, and video design by Tal Yarden.

The stage production has been nominated for Best Revival, Andrew Scott as Best Actor and Tom Gibbons has been nominated for Best Sound Design in the forthcoming Olivier Awards. The production recently won Best Stage Revival in the WhatsOnStage Awards, and Juliet Stevenson won Best Supporting Actress in a Play, whilst Andrew Scott won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Shakespearean Performance. 

Hamlet is is an Illuminations/Almeida Theatre production presented by BBC, The Almeida Theatre, The Ambassador Theatre Group and Sonia Friedman Productions. The broadcast producer for Illuminations is John Wyver. 

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