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HAMLET
11 September 14 - 18 October 14

ONLINE BOOKING
All transaction charges are now dropped. You will no longer be charged for booking online or for using a card. The only charge will be for postage (£1.00) - and you can choose to collect your tickets from the Box Office instead!

HAMLET
By William Shakespeare
Maxine Peake plays the title role in the ultimate play about murder and madness
Hamlet's father is dead and Denmark has crowned a new king. Consumed by grief, Hamlet struggles to exact revenge with devastating consequences.
Hamlet is Shakespeare's most iconic work. Exploding with big ideas, is it the ultimate play about loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness.

Every Hamlet is defined by the actor. In this stripped back, fresh and fast-paced version, Maxine Peake creates a Hamlet for now, a Hamlet for Manchester.

Maxine is reunited with director Sarah Frankcom  following the huge success of The Masque of Anarchy for the Manchester International Festival 2013, and her performance as Miss Julie at the Royal Exchange in 2012. Her many TV credits include Silk, The Village, Red Riding and Myra Hindley in See No Evil. She was recently BAFTA nominated for her performance in The Village and will be joining the Company as an Associate Artist this Autumn.

"Maxine started her acting career in our youth theatre. Her performances have thrilled our audiences and the Royal Exchange is her local theatre. Hamlet is a massively exciting challenge for any actor and director. I am certain Maxine will be a compelling and extraordinary Hamlet for our time." Sarah Frankcom, Director

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Cast
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Thomas Arnold Claire BenedictGillian BevanMichelle ButterlyDean GregoryTachia NewallBarbara  MartenJodie McNeeMaxine  PeakeJohn ShrapnelPeter SinghBen StottKatie WestAshley Zhangazha
Director Sarah Frankcom
Designer Amanda Stoodley
Lighting Designer Lee Curran
Sound Designer Peter Rice
Composer Alex Baranowski
Movement Imogen Knight
Child Players: James Allen, Mya Diamonds, Khari Eubanks, Jeziel Hercules, Oscar Joyce-O’Keeffe, Evie Latham, James Prentice, Lara Procter, Imani Randall-Morgan, Jacob Richards, Lily-Blossom Tait, Bella Woodcock.
Young Players:
Liam Arrowsmith, Abigale Bartley, Matt Boylan, Mekisha Brown, Tom Durrant, Roisin Howells, Natasha Hylton, Leyla Percival, Jason Ricketts.

EVENT INFORMATION

VENUE
The Theatre

BOOK TICKETS
Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / online

TICKET PRICES
Standard tickets from £15
Half Price Previews from £7.50
Banquette tickets: £10
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PERFORMANCE DATES
Thursday 11 September - Saturday 18 October 2014

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Monday – Friday evenings: 7.30pm
Weekday matinees: 2.30pm
Saturdays: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
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RUNNING TIME
To be confirmed

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Saturday 11 October: 2.30pm

BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
Tuesday 14 October: 7.30pm

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Thursday 9 October: 7.30pm

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RELATED EVENTS

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION
Wednesday 8 October, after 7.30pm performance

BACK STAGE TOUR
Wednesday 17 September, 11.00am
£5 (including refreshments)
Book: 0161 833 9833

BEHIND THE SCENES
Tuesday 1 October: 10.30am - 12 noon SOLD OUT
Wednesday 8 October: 10.30am - 12 noon EXTRA DATE ADDED
Pre-show, talk-based introduction to the play.
Tickets: £6/£4 concessions
Book: 0161 615 6702

BETWEEN THE LINES
Wednesday 24 September: 11.00am - 1.00pm
Read, discuss or just listen as we explore the play.
Tickets: £6. Book: 0161 833 9833

CLOSE UP
Dave Haslam in conversation with Maxine Peake
Sunday 28 September: 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Tickets: £10 / £8. Book: 0161 833 9833 / online
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