One month left to catch Black Theatre Live’s Hamlet as the tour continues:


Fri 7 & Sat 8 October - THEATRE ROYAL MARGATE Addington Street, Margate, CT9 1PW. Box Office: 01843 292 795

Mon 10 – Sat 15 October - THEATRE ROYAL WINDSOR 32 Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PS. Box Office: 01753 853 888

Thurs 20 - Sat 22 October - LIGHTHOUSE 21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG. Box Office: 01202 280 000

Tues 25 – Sat 29 October - TARA THEATRE 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London SW18 4ES. Box Office: 020 8333 4457

Wed 2 – Sat 5 November - STRATFORD CIRCUS ARTS CENTRE Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX. Box Office: 020 8279 1080

If you can’t get to see Hamlet live it is being web-screened on 25 October.

And of course, we have published the playtext which features interviews with the director and screenwriter. More information here!

★★★ The Times, Sam Marlowe “it seethes with ideas…. all provocative and intriguing…. it has a gristly intensity and it’s performed with intelligence and fervour. In the title role, Raphael Sowole combines toughness with tenderness. He’s a beefy, tart-tongued, furious prince whose volatile presence carries a real physical threat; when Abiona Omonua’s sweet, sassy Ophelia is on her knees at her prayers, he lurks behind her, sharpening his dagger….. There are some arrestingly potent moments: Miller’s Claudius submitting to a penitential flogging; the Player King slumped in a wheelchair sucking from a hip flask…. it’s fresh and fiercely committed.”

Britain’s first all black Hamlet featured on BBC News