Hamlet by William Shakespeare

ARENA Productions presents Hamlet by William Shakespeare at the Jerome Hynes Theatre at the National Opera House this coming April.

Performed in traditional Shakespearean costume, this production encapsulates all the drama and intrigue of Shakespeare’s most famous play.

Moments of humour punctuate the absurd reality of the goings on within this ‘family at odds’ in the Danish Court. It is like a modern-day soap opera, with competing interests manipulating their way out of trouble via personal relationships, dodgy dealings and a shameless dirty tricks campaign. The story is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago – the parallels reflect so many issues that today’s society is dealing with.

Prince Hamlet returns to Elsinore where his late father’s ghost tells him his brother murdered him to seize his throne and his wife, throwing Hamlet towards reluctant revenge and possible madness…

Shakespeare's great classic tale of power, ambition and murder unfolds in a torrent of seeming madness, procrastination and treachery.

"To be or not to be", "To thine own self be true", "The lady doth protest too much, me thinks", "Doubt that the stars are fire", and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead" – these timeless and famous lines and so many more are in this mighty work.

The cast is comprised of many well-known Wexford actors, who bring this dramatic story to life in a pacey two hours of high energy theatre.

Book your tickets here.

 

Dates: 
Thu 13th Apr 2017 to Fri 14th Apr 2017