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Reviews

  • Five stars

    The Times

    "... Manchester's FABULOUS feminised Hamlet - Peake & co make this ... tragedy come alive in a way you've never seen before"
  • Five stars

    Manchester Evening News

    "If you know your Hamlets, this is something beyond a John Simm or a David Tennant, this is something in the realms of Michael Maloney or Rory Kinnear"

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Horatio
    Thomas Arnold
  • Marcella
    Claire Benedict
  • Player King
    Claire Benedict
  • Polonia
    Gillian Bevan
  • First Gravedigger
    Michelle Butterly
  • Lucianus
    Dean Gregory
  • Francisco
    Tachia Newall
  • Priest
    Tachia Newall
  • Reynald
    Tachia Newall
  • Gertrude
    Barbara Marten
  • Rosencrantz
    Jodie McNee
  • Second Gravedigger
    Jodie McNee
  • Hamlet
    Maxine Peake
  • Claudius
    John Shrapnel
  • Ghost
    John Shrapnel
  • Guildenstern
    Peter Singh
  • Barnardo
    Ben Stott
  • Osric
    Ben Stott
  • Second Player
    Ben Stott
  • Ophelia
    Katie West
  • Laertes
    Ashley Zhangazha

Team

  • Sarah Frankcom
    Director
  • Amanda Stoodley
    Designer
  • Lee Curran
    Lighting
  • Peter Rice
    Sound
  • Alex Baranowski
    Composer
  • Imogen Knight
    Movement Director
  • Kevin McCurdy
    Fights
  • Bryony Shanahan
    Assistant Director