‘The time is out of joint. O cursèd spite,
That ever I was born to set it right!’
A murdered King. A remarried Queen. A state on the precipice. When society starts to collapse, do we fight or flee?
Hamlet is one of the most revived Shakespeare plays in the Gate’s 90 year history (1928–2018).
In celebration of the theatre’s pioneering founders, Hilton Edwards and Micheál Mac Liammóir, Shakespeare’s iconic story of politics, vengeance, madness and murder is re-imagined in a ground-breaking, visionary Gate Theatre production for today’s audience.
Oscar-nominated Irish actress, Ruth Negga, makes her Gate stage debut in the title role of Hamlet, joined by a cast of Ireland’s finest actors. Award-winning director Yaël Farber heads an exciting creative team including Tony Award-winning set and costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Paul Keogan and composer Tom Lane.
‘The dilemma “to be or not to be” has held us in its thrall for centuries – and has never seemed more potent and urgent. A Hamlet for our time.’ — Yaël Farber, Director
Cast and Creative Team
Cast includes: Fiona Bell, Gavin Drea, Aoife Duffin, Nick Dunning, Peter Gaynor, Steve Hartland, Mark Huberman, Gerard Kelly, Conor Madden, Barry McKiernan, Ruth Negga, Owen Roe, and Gerard Walsh
Directed by Yaël Farber
Set and Costume Design: Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design: Paul Keogan
Sound Design: Tom Lane
Movement Director: Muirne Bloomer
Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
Associate Director: Marc Atkinson
Textual Advisor: Ben Power
Information and Tickets
Venue: Gate Theatre
Dates: 27 & 28 Sept, 1 & 2, 4 & 5, 8 & 9, 11 & 12, Oct, 7pm
29 Sept, 3, 6, 10, 13, Oct, 1.30pm & 7pm
Duration: Approx. 3 hrs incl. interval
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This production is funded by the Arts Council.
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