RSC Shakespeare on Screen: Hamlet (2009) (12A*)


31 January 2016 / 14:00
Cinema 1

 Sold out

Filmed on location in an abandoned seminary in north London, this striking television film captures the essence of Gregory Doranís 2008 modern-dress staging. David Tennantís quicksilver characterisation is central to a reading that imagines Elsinore as a world of surveillance and spying.

Other standouts in the distinguished case include Patrick Stewart (Claudius), Penny Downie (Gertrude), Mariah Gale (Ophelia) and Oliver Ford Davies as an incomparable Polonius.

Please note, this screening has a 20 minute interval.

Directed by Gregory Doran
UK 2009 Dir Gregory Doran Total running time approximately 205 min including interval

*local classification

Curated by John Wyver, RSC Director of Screen Productions, in association with the Barbican

Full credits can be found online via the invaluable BUFVC database Shakespeare

This event is part of:
RSC Shakespeare on Screen
Play On...

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

Barbican offer the best new film releases alongside a unique programme of special seasons and events


why not try

Into the Unknown
3 Jun 17 - 1 Sep 17 / The Curve
Information info

Woyzeck in Winter
13 - 16 Sep 17 / Theatre
Information info

Next Generation of Jazz Showcase
1 Mar 18 / Milton Court Concert Hall
Information info