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The Prince of Denmark

The Red Brick Auditorium, Square Chapel, Halifax

March 2012

The West Yorkshire Playhouse

May 2012

The Lytttleton Theatre, National Theatre, London

June 2012

Set a decade  before the action of Shakespeare’s play, Michael Lesslie’s imagined  prequel follows the teenage Hamlet, Ophelia and Laertes as they  rage against the roles handed down by their parents. Secure in his  position as the Danish heir, Hamlet sets his sights on romance and the  pursuit of the newly arrived Ophelia. Her ambitious brother, Laertes,  seizes the opportunity with the hope of enhancing his social standing.

Written by Michael Leslie for the 2012 National Theatre Connections festival


Marcellus - Aidan

Player, Guard - Billy

Player - Catherine

Rosencrantz - Daniel

Player, Guard - Fin

Player - Flo

Guildenstern - James

Player - Jodie

Player, Prince - Joe C

Laertes - Joe F

Player, Guard - Jujin

Player - Juliette

Ophelia - Katy

Horatio - Mike

Hamlet - Patrick

Reynaldo - Sol

Player - Tippy

Player, Guard - William F

Osric - William P

Directed by Gillie Kerrod

Assisted by Ben Healey

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