Must-see Hamlet is stripped back, fresh and fast

Maxine Peake in Hamlet ANL-150801-111512001
Maxine Peake in Hamlet ANL-150801-111512001
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We are delighted to announce a screening of the critically acclaimed production of Hamlet, starring Maxine Peake.

From its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes a unique production of Shakespeare’s tragic story.

In this stripped-back, fresh and fast-paced version, BAFTA nominee Peake creates a Hamlet for now, giving a performance hailed as “delicately ferocious” by The Guardian and “a milestone Hamlet” by the Manchester Evening News.

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most iconic work. The play explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of

loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. Hamlet’s father is dead and Denmark has crowned a new king. Consumed by grief, he struggles to exact revenge, with devastating consequences.

This groundbreaking stage production, directed by Sarah Frankcom, was the Royal Exchange’s fastest-selling show in a decade. Alongside Peake as the eponymous prince, a number of other roles, including Polonious and Rosencrantz, are also played by women.

Hamlet is brought to cinemas by director Margaret Williams, whose Written on Skin for the Royal Opera House/BBC won the Gramophone Contemporary Award, and producers Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray – the team behind a highly successful cinema broadcast of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach.

This must-see production of Hamlet will be broadcast on the South Holland Centre cinema screen at 7pm on Monday, March 23, with a second opportunity to catch it a few weeks later on Tuesday, April 21. This event is a recent addition to our Spring programme so you won’t find any of the details in the Centre’s current printed live guide – please see our website or the next film guide (due late January) for more details.

Tickets are £13.50, £12 concession, and £10 for under 26s, available now from the Box Office 01775 764777 or our website