The National Theatre opened its doors at its original home in the Old Vic on 22 October 1963 with a production of Hamlet directed by Laurence Olivier and featuring Peter O’Toole in the title role – hence the timing of this encore screening.
Following his celebrated performances at the National Theatre in The Last of the Haussmans, Burnt by the Sun, The Revenger’sTragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode, Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in a dynamic new production of Shakespeare’s complex and profound play about the human condition, directed by Nicholas Hytner.
He is joined by Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).
‘Tremendous. Rory Kinnear’s performance is superb in its resonance and intelligence. This is a Hamlet for now.’ The Times
‘Rory Kinnear excels. An evening to admire and cherish.’ The Guardian
‘A chilling production that demands to be seen.’ The Independent
Please arrive by 6.30pm to register and to order interval drinks if you wish.
The George Hotel serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 871382 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.