“For this is the glory of Robert Icke’s production…it is whole and entire of itself. ”
—Financial Times (London), ★★★★★
“Robert Icke is one of the most important forces in today’s theatre…Every moment of the text rings with significance.”
—The Guardian (UK), ★★★★★
“Robert Icke’s production of Hamlet remains extraordinarily, heartbreakingly beautiful.”
—Time Out London (UK), ★★★★★
Hailed as “one of the most important forces in today’s theatre” (The Observer, UK), Robert Icke has drawn acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his intelligent and accessible productions that bring fresh, new perspectives to classical texts. The Olivier Award–winning director unleashes his visionary creativity at the Armory with the North American premiere of a radical new staging of Shakespeare’s classic.
This highly charged staging transforms the traditional family drama into a psychological thriller, transporting the action to our current surveillance society in which rolling media news feeds provide juicy updates of a life lived on screen while blurring the lines between public and private life. Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game, The Last Duel, The French Dispatch, Black Mirror) portrays the obsessive prince consumed by grief, brilliantly embodying his mental decay to boldly examine the devastating effects his anguish has not only on his own psyche, but on his family and country.
This production will play in repertory with Oresteia for the first time, allowing audiences to experience the throughlines and connections in these classic dramas—depicting two epic family sagas written over 2,000 years apart—performed by the same cast.
This production is dedicated to the memory of
‘whose every work…
Came forth example, and remains so, yet’
North American Premiere
A Park Avenue Armory and Almeida Theatre Production
This Production had its World Premiere at The Almeida Theatre in London
Originally produced by The Ameida Theatre and Produced in the West End by Ambassador Theatre Group and Sonia Friedman Productions
Direction, Robert Icke
Sets & Costumes, Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting, Natasha Chivers
Sound, Tom Gibbons
Video, Tal Yarden
Photo: Miles Aldridge
Return to Arts at the Armory Listing
Friday, June 10–Monday, June 27, 2022
Tuesday, June 28–Saturday, August 13, 2022
Evenings at 7:00pm
Matinees at 1:00pm
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Tickets start at $45 (plus fees)
Wade Thompson Drill Hall
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This performance is approximately 3 hours and 35 minutes with two (2) intermissions. Please note that this production of Hamlet includes the use of prop guns and gunshots as well as flashing light effects.
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Health and Safety Protocols
All ticket-holders must be fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” means that you received your final dose of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine at least 14 days before your performance date. At check-in, ticket holders will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the New York State Excelsior Pass or a hard copy or photo of your vaccination card) and a government-issued photo ID.
All patrons and staff are required to wear masks while inside the Armory except when actively eating or drinking in designated areas (N95, KN95 or KF94 masks are recommended). To view additional COVID-19 Policies, please visit our FAQs page.
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