The most famous play in world drama, Hamlet turns a new face to every decade. So many elements - political, madness, sex, murder ? all brought together in a drama that is both a thriller and the profoundest meditation on our human condition.
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2016 will mark 400 years since William Shakespeare died in 1616. In this co-production between Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory Theatres, we mark it with our second production of his most famous play, Hamlet, alongside the lesser known All's Well That Ends Well. The two plays will be performed by a single cast of 15 actors.
?As an actor I have played in Hamlet many times, but this will be my first production, fulfilling a lifelong ambition. All's Well That Ends Well will be a very different challenge but will make an excellent partner; it is a play brimming with the kind of ambiguity of tone that I relish, as well as offering terrific parts for women (to whom the play really belongs), and some fine comedy.?
Andrew Hilton, Artistic Director, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory