Schedule Confirmed For RSC Shakespeare On Screen Film Season - Includes David Tennant's Hamlet

Back in June we told you that the Royal Shakespeare Company would be curating a short season of Shakespearean films at the Barbican Theatre in London, including the 2009 production of Hamlet starring David Tennant. The season, Shakespeare On Screen, runs alongside the RSC's much anticipated Great Cycle Of Kings which sees David reprise his award-winning performance as the King in Richard II.

Hamlet will screen at 2pm on Sunday 31st January 2016.

The screen version of the RSC production of Hamlet (2008-9) was filmed on location with the original stage cast and captures the atmosphere and excitement of the orginal stage production. David Tennant reprises his thrilling, mercurial and often very funny central performance alongside the Patrick Stewart as Claudius, King of Denmark. Penny Downie plays Hamlet’s mother Gertrude and Mariah Gale is the tragic Ophelia. Edward Bennett is Ophelia’s avenging brother Laertes, and Oliver Ford Davies takes the role of their father Polonius.

Click here for details of the rest of the Shakespeare On Screen programme, which also includes a discussion with the RSC's artistic director Gregory Doran and film season curator John Wyver plus special guests on the challenges involved in translating stage productions to screen. 

Ticket release will be as follows:
On sale to RSC Members on Thursday 8 October, 10am
On sale to Barbican Members Friday 9 October, 10am
On public sale Monday 12 October, 10am

Standard £11.50
Members £9.20
Concessions £10.50
Under 18 £6
Young Barbican £5 

Booking is via the Barbican Box Office

The RSC King & Country Great Cycle Of Kings runs during January 2016 and comprises the productions of Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & 2 and Henry V. For more details and ticketing information visit the dedicated website.