Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder… 

Royal Shakespeare Company

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The Royal Shakespeare Company takes Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of murder and revenge on national tour in 2018.

A student is called home from university to find his life turned upside down. He had the world at his feet, but now everything has changed. Who can be trusted, who can be believed?

Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet’s mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love. What will ultimately become of a young man sent to kill?

Following a critically acclaimed run in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016, rising star Paapa Essiedu plays the title role in a riveting and contemporary take on Hamlet.

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Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

Audio Description logo Audio Described Wed 21 Feb, 7.15pm
Captioned Performance logo Captioned performance Wed 21 Feb, 7.15pm
BSL Signed Performance logo BSL signed performance Sat 24 Feb, 1.15pm


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RSC: Hamlet