Hamlet Opens To Great Reviews

Hamlet officially opened with its Press Night last night and the eyes of the British media were on David. The story has been covered by many, with positive reviews in the newspapers as well as the BBC News At Ten and BBC Breakfast.

Michael Billington from The Guardian called David the "best Hamlet in years" and awarded it four stars.
"He is a fine Hamlet whose virtues, and occasional vices, are inseparable from the production itself," Mr Billington said.
He said the play was a "quicksilver intelligence, mimetic vigour and wild humour", calling David an "active, athletic, immensely engaging Hamlet".
The Daily Express said he deserved praise for his handling of the "challenging" soliloquy, writing that his "near-whispered delivery is sensitive and polished".
The Independent's Paul Taylor gave the play four stars and called David's display "an extremely captivating performance".
He said David was "adept at most aspects of the role but he excels when the prince becomes a prankish provocateur".
Benedict Nightingale of The Times said the play's "fluent, pacey, modern-dress revival" of Hamlet gave Tennant the chance to shine "and, praise be, he seizes it".
He wrote: "I've seen bolder Hamlets and more moving Hamlets, but few who kept me so riveted throughout."

You can watch the BBC news report
here and see the BBC at the Stage Door here.

The best of the press reviews can be read in full

You can listen to a review by BBC Radio Five Live, which also features a snippit of an interview with David
It's approx 2hrs 24mins into the show.

And don't forget that Front Row will be bringing you their review of the show tonight on BBC Radio 4 from 19:15pm.