Octagon Theatre & University of Bolton
By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Thacker

Trust, loyalty, revenge and one man's struggle to control his destiny...

Hamlet returns from his life studying abroad to find his home utterly changed and his place in the world uncertain.

His father dead and his mother remarried to his uncle, who is now King. Torn apart with grief and suspicion, Hamlet must decide on what to do. Should he act upon what he suspects and take revenge or accept the way things are?

As we find ourselves in an increasingly uncertain world, Shakespeare’s great tragedy resonates as never before in this startling new production.

 

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Tickets

£28.50 - £13 (concessions available)

Post Show Talk

Mon 5 March (free)

Investigate Day

Sat 3 March

"Breathtaking"

The Bolton News

Cast

Jessica Baglow

Jessica Baglow

Ophelia
John Branwell

John Branwell

Ghost/Sexton/Player (Gonzago)
Claire Hackett

Claire Hackett

Cornelia
Margot Leicester

Margot Leicester

Gertrude
Michael Peavoy

Michael Peavoy

Laertes/Player (Lucianus)
Eric Potts

Eric Potts

Polonius
Brian Protheroe

Brian Protheroe

Claudius
David Ricardo-Pearce

David Ricardo-Pearce

Hamlet
Marc Small

Marc Small

Horatio
Kiruna Stamell

Kiruna Stamell

Guildenstern
Mitesh Soni

Mitesh Soni

Barnardo/Player (Prologue)/Fortinbras
Anna Tierney

Anna Tierney

Francesca/Rosencrantz
Leah Walker

Leah Walker

Marcella/Player (Baptista)/Priest

Philip Harland, Edd Lovatt (BA Theatre Students, University of Bolton)

Solider

"Epic and intimate"

The Stage

"David Ricardo-Pearce's Hamlet was terrific"

Manchester Evening News

"Fast-paced, gripping and utterly compelling."

Opening Night

"David Ricardo-Pearce excels"

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