The Hamlet cast

Reviews have been pouring in for Hamlet. Here are some snippets of mentions of some of the cast.

Sally Dexter as Gertrude 'shines' (Daily Mail); 'Michael Sheen’s performance will live in the memory... an audacious achievement' (Evening Standard)

Hayley Carmichael as Horatio is 'fascinating' (Evening Standard)

Vinette Robinson as Ophelia is 'truly touching' (The Guardian); Michael Gould as Polonius gives a 'fantastic performance' (BBC Radio 4)

Benedict Wong as Laertes is 'excellent' (Sunday Times)

'The Rosencrantz and Guildenstern relationship is quirkier than ever as Eileen Walsh joins Adeel Akhtar to exude neurosis and humour.' (British Theatre Guide)


James Clyde, Callum Dixon and Pip Donaghy are part of the 'incredibly strong ensemble' (BBC Radio 4)

Day seats are available for all remaining performances of Hamlet. Tickets from £10, bought in-person on the day of the performance from 9.30am. We hope to see you here!

3 thoughts on “The Hamlet cast

  1. Having secured the talent of a great actor, produced a different and exciting interpretation of the text and created a buzz around the ‘theatre event of the year’, the matinee performance of Hamlet was cancelled yesterday. This was hugely disappointing to my group of 6th formers when we found out at 10.30am on the train from Newcastle upon Tyne. A day trip in the planning from September, we have been studying the text for our AS coursework.

    I was so excited about being able to bring them down to the capital, to The Young Vic, to see Michael Sheen for the day. We followed the reviews with excitement and gave up our time and money on non refundable or transferable train tickets. To add insult to injury, the evening performance went ahead with tickets ‘should we wish to transfer’.

    However, we had not planned for an overnight trip and as the last train leaves at 11pm, there was no way we could do this. Could we come again? No, we would never be able to keep the travel costs under £500 as the travel costs are unfeasible unless you book well in advance, as we had done in September. It was a one chance only.

    My students were amazing. Landed on a miserable, wet day for six hours in London, we took in the South Bank and Covent Garden and they embraced the whole day. But what a shame and disappointment for them to have missed this show.

    It would be cynical of me to imagine that coming towards the end of the run, the performances may have been consolidated, but you will have to excuse my suspicion. Emailing a closed school the evening before to tell us of the cancellation is not good enough really, and living in the North East these chances are few and far between; had we been a school in London we may have been able to rearrange.

    To be fair to The Young Vic, we will get our money back for the tickets, but we cannot recoup travel costs. Or the opportunity. On this occasion, we will have to make do with dvds. 😦
    Andrea Coultas

  2. Howdy! This article couldn’t be written any better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he’ll have a great read.
    Thanks for sharing!

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