The Globe Theatre stages Hamlet at King's

A performance of Hamlet

Shakespeare's Globe is staging a production of Hamlet in the Fellows' Garden at King's. The production will run from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 July.

The play is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, and the cast includes Michael Benz (Hamlet), Peter Bray (Rosencratz/Osric/Fortinbras), Miranda Foster (Gertrude) and Carlyss Peer (Ophelia).

Their performance of Shakespeare's great tragedy has already won acclaim. The Independent says it is 'a thrilling performance for Dominic Dromgoole's wonderfully engrossing touring production', and that 'the whole production has a disarming honesty.'

The Guardian says the play is 'a cut about the average piece of picnic Shakespeare' and that it is 'driven by a wild humour that suggests madness and laughter are close companions ... a driving, unfussy account of a great play.'

Performances start at 7.30pm, with matinée performances that start at 2pm on Thursday and Sunday. All tickets are £18.50 (there are no concessions), and you can buy them from the Cambridge Arts Theatre website.

The entrance to the Fellows' Garden is on Queen's Road, opposite the Back Gate of the College.

4 July 2012