Hamlet

“For this is the glory of Robert Icke’s production…it is whole and entire of itself. ”
Financial Times (London), ★★★★★

“Robert Icke is one of the most important forces in today’s theatre…Every moment of the text rings with significance.”
The Guardian (UK), ★★★★★

“Robert Icke’s production of Hamlet remains extraordinarily, heartbreakingly beautiful.”
Time Out London (UK), ★★★★★

Hailed as “one of the most important forces in today’s theatre” (The Observer, UK), Robert Icke has drawn acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his intelligent and accessible productions that bring fresh, new perspectives to classical texts. The Olivier Award–winning director unleashes his visionary creativity at the Armory with the North American premiere of a radical new staging of Shakespeare’s classic.

This highly charged staging transforms the traditional family drama into a psychological thriller, transporting the action to our current surveillance society in which rolling media news feeds provide juicy updates of a life lived on screen while blurring the lines between public and private life. Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game, The Last Duel, The French Dispatch, Black Mirror) portrays the obsessive prince consumed by grief, brilliantly embodying his mental decay to boldly examine the devastating effects his anguish has not only on his own psyche, but on his family and country.

This production will play in repertory with Oresteia for the first time, allowing audiences to experience the throughlines and connections in these classic dramas—depicting two epic family sagas written over 2,000 years apart—performed by the same cast.

Artist Talk: Hamlet & Oresteia with Robert Icke
Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 5:30pm
Tickets: $15 (plus fees)

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North American Premiere
A Park Avenue Armory and Almeida Theatre Production

This Production had its World Premiere at The Almeida Theatre in London
Produced by The Ameida Theatre and Produced in the West End by Ambassador Theatre Group and Sonia Friedman Productions

Direction, Robert Icke
Sets & Costumes, Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting, Natasha Chivers
Sound, Tom Gibbons
Video, Tal Yarden

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Photo: Miles Aldridge

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June 1–August 13, 2022

Previews:
Wednesday, June 1–Saturday, June 25, 2022
Performances:
Tuesday, June 28–Saturday, August 13, 2022
Evenings at 7:00pm
Matinees at 1:00pm
To view a full schedule of performances, click here.
Tickets start at $45 (plus fees)

Wade Thompson Drill Hall

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This performance is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes including two intermissions.

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All ticket-holders must be fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” means that you received your final dose of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine at least 14 days before your performance date. At check-in, ticket holders will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the New York State Excelsior Pass or a hard copy or photo of your vaccination card) and a government-issued photo ID.

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