Hamlet | Live Broadcast | Friday
BRISTOL OLD VIC ON SCREEN
Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by John Haidar
Featuring Billy Howle
'Must I remember?'
Hamlet's father is dead. His mother has remarried. He is alone with his thoughts. Then, he speaks.
Haunted by grief, and with his world spinning violently out of control, Hamlet has to make some decisions: forget or remember; live or die.
Rising star Billy Howle (The Serpent; MotherFatherSon; On Chesil Beach) returns to Bristol Old Vic to play the title role.
This visceral new production directed by John Haidar (Richard III) excavates the dark subconscious of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy.
Hamlet is broadcast live from Bristol Old Vic theatre. The broadcast begins at 7.00pm GMT with a live welcome from the foyer and some special behind the scenes footage before the production starts at 7.30pm GMT. As the event is live, you will be unable to start late or pause the broadcast without missing some of the show, so please make sure you join us on time!
Age guidance: 12+
★★★★★ “Taut, claustrophobic and visually stunning”
★★★★ “John Haidar's subtly disrupting production”
★★★★★ “Literally edge of the seat stuff”
★★★★ “Transports you to another world”
★★★★ “Shadowy, impressionistic... Howle injects [Hamlet] with a sense of purpose and action”
★★★★ “Directed by John Haidar with breathless pace and fierce intensity, this Hamlet succeeds magnificently”
Hamlet Billy Howle
Ophelia Mirren Mack
Gertrude Niamh Cusack
Claudius Finbar Lynch
Laertes/Rosencrantz Taheen Modak
Ghost/Player King/Gravedigger Firdous Bamji
Polonius/Osric Jason Barnett
Horatio Isabel Adomakoh Young
Guildenstern/Reynaldo/Player Queen Catrin Stewart
Writer William Shakespeare
Director John Haidar
Set Designer Alex Eales
Costume Designer Natalie Pryce
Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth
Composer & Sound Designer Max Pappenheim
Video Designer Jack Phelan
Movement Director Lucy Cullingford
Casting Director Sam Stevenson
Fight Director Bret Yount
Costume Supervisor Zoe Hammond
Assistant Director Elinor Lower
When you buy a ticket, you get access to watch the show on one device only. This means you can’t share the link with others.
As with any live event, there’s always a chance something will go wrong. If we’re unable to stream the show, for whatever reason, we will either offer you another date to see it, or a full refund.