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'Must I remember?'
Hamlet's father is dead. His mother has remarried. He is alone with his thoughts. Then, he speaks. Haunted by grief, and with his world spinning violently out of control, Hamlet has to make some decisions: forget or remember; live or die. Rising star Billy Howle (The Serpent, MotherFatherSon, On Chesil Beach) returns to Bristol Old Vic to play the title role. This visceral new production directed by John Haidar (Richard III) excavates the dark subconscious of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy.
“Taut, claustrophobic and visually stunning” ★★★★★ - BRISTOL 24/7
“Howle is a marvellous talent” ★★★★ - THE OBSERVER
“A thrilling new interpretation of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy” ★★★★★ - VISIT BRISTOL
“Tarantino goes to Elsinore” - THE TIMES
“Howle injects his Hamlet with a sense of purpose and action” ★★★★ - THE STAGE
“An absolutely breathtaking must-see” ★★★★★ - LIFESTYLE DISTRICT
“Directed by John Haidar with breathless pace and fierce intensity” ★★★★ - STAGE TALK
“Transports you to another world” ★★★★ - BRISTOL POST