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HAMLET

Directed by Yaël Farber

THE GATE - DUBLIN, IRELAND
21 SEPTEMBER - 27 OCTOBER 2018

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'The time is out of joint. O, cursèd spite, 
That ever I was born to set it right!'

A murdered King. A remarried Queen. A state on the precipice. When society starts to collapse, do we fight or flee?

Hamlet is one of the most revived Shakespeare plays in the Gate’s 90 year history (1928-2018). In celebration of the theatre’s pioneering founders, Hilton Edwards and Micheál Mac Liammóir, Shakespeare’s iconic story of politics, vengeance, madness and murder is reimagined in a ground-breaking, visionary Gate Theatre production for today’s audience.

Oscar-nominated Irish actress, Ruth Negga, makes her Gate stage debut in the title role of Hamlet, joined by a cast of Ireland’s finest actors. Award-winning director Yaël Farber heads an exciting creative team including Tony award-winning set and costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Paul Keogan and composer Tom Lane.


PRESS

“the Gate have reached a pinnacle of classicism combined with relevance…a memorable production ringing with authenticity”

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“met with a standing ovation and deservedly so for Negga. Frail she is not.”


“a stunning gift for Irish theatregoers…Negga is mesmerizing”


“Duffin’s Ophelia lingers in the mind long after she has left the stage”

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IRISH DAILY MAIL

 

 

“Negga is an inspired choice as Hamlet – playful, vulnerable, resilient, radiant.”

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“Everything about this production feels freshly imagined”

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“a commanding and powerful production that will leave audiences deeply satisfied.”

“This is a brilliant production of one of the best plays ever written. Negga's performance is one to cherish, such fierce energy combined with utterly winning boyishness.”

“a commanding and powerful production”

“a brilliant production of one of the best plays ever written”

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THE COMPANY

FIONA BELL
GAVIN DREA
AOIFE DUFFIN
NICK DUNNING
PETER GAYNOR
STEVE HARTLAND
MARK HUBERMAN
WILL IRVINE
GERARD KELLY
BARRY MCKIERNAN
RUTH NEGGA
SHANE O’REILLY
OWEN ROE
GERARD WALSH

Creative Team

YAËL FARBER – Director
SUSAN HILFERTY - Set & Costume Designer
PAUL KEOGAN - Lighting Designer
TOM LANE - Sound Designer
MUIRNE BLOOMER - Movement Director
ANDREA AINSWORTH - Voice Director
MARC ATKINSON - Associate Director
YAËL FARBER - Text Edit
BEN POWER - Textual Advisor
ORLA LONG - Associate Costume Designer
ROMANA TESTASECCA - Assistant Director (intern)