Waiting for Hamlet

Theatre (comedy, new writing)

  • theSpaceTriplex - Studio
  • 17:05
  • Aug 18, 20, 22, 24, 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Nicholas Collett and Tim Marriott
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

The story Shakespeare never told. Stuck in purgatory with his old fool, Yorick, a murdered king plots revenge on his brother. He needs the help of his son, Hamlet, to win back his crown and his wife. What could possibly go wrong? Being dead doesn’t mean you have to take it lying down, but you can’t put right what’s rightly written wrong. Winner of the Kenneth Branagh New Writing Award, this comedy about a tragedy sees Yorick try to stop the King making the biggest mistake of his afterlife. ‘A Masterclass’ ***** (UpstagedManchester.com). 'A joy' **** (BroadwayBaby.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access is via a different route across the courtyard of the Royal College of Surgeons, our FOH team can advise.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dominique Gerrard 32 days ago

A highly entertaining show excellently performed. Loved the clever script, especially the brilliant wordplay. Obviously works for fans of Shakespeare and Beckett, with more than a little Stoppard thrown in for good measure.

EW 35 days ago

An innovative extension of Hamlet beautifully executed by the cast!

Outstanding acting and a storyline that makes you think about life, death, and more!

Jamie 36 days ago

Cleverly written, performed by two obviously experienced actors who injected the right blends of ennui and humour. Makes extensive reference to Hamlet, in the style of Waiting for Godot, packed with clever and funny references to both. Genuinely funny, and like much good comedy, worked in serious philosophical questions about life and status.

Judy Grimshaw 38 days ago

Funny and poignant - existential discussion of life and death, and Hamlet.... excellent acting - definitely worth seeing

David Cox 40 days ago

To read our 4 star DARKCHAT review please click on this link:

https://www.darkchat.co.uk/team/waiting-for-hamlet

Ron Hepburn 40 days ago

What a great intimate show. A Hamlet worth waiting for!

GEORGANA TAGGART 40 days ago

Funny! Imaginative. Would like to see more from these guys.

john keating 41 days ago

Brilliant!

Sue Burlumi 49 days ago

A really good show - clever writing, great performances and really funny.

Claire Blood 49 days ago

Brilliant and funny. Highly recommended


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Broadsides - a collection of bits and pieces (5/5 stars) 40 days ago

A brilliant idea

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Get Your Coats On (5/5 stars) 40 days ago

A brilliant interpretive essay on the famous play, funny, insightful, and really rather exciting.

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