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Hamlet at Park Avenue Armory Tickets

Hamlet becomes the psychological thriller of your dreams.
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Hamlet at Park Avenue Armory Tickets

About Hamlet at Park Avenue Armory

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.

Run time

3 hrs 45 mins (incl. 2 intermission)

Start date

June 10th, 2022

End date

August 13th, 2022

Categories

Age

12+

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126 Reviews

nancykasz

nancykasz

172 Reviews | 57 Followers
86
Riveting, Great staging, Epic, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if An edgy, modern take on Hamlet, using technology, jarring sound, and lighting accompanied by some Dylan. Great set design, & acting.

Don’t see it if It's Hamlet so it's long! 2 intermissions. 2 hours before the first intermission. Beware strobe lighting, video screens, guns, & loud sound.

Phil 9070

Phil 9070

414 Reviews | 96 Followers
83
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Contemporary and original take of this classic by Robert Icke held at the prestigious Armory. Includes video screens and Bob Dylan

Don’t see it if Background music. The First Act is close to 2 hours and I had difficulty hearing the dialogue clearly. After intermission I obtained

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

770 Reviews | 424 Followers
91
Masterful, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Outstanding production with an amazing sets, direction & acting. Bravo to all involved with this wonderful production!💝

Don’t see it if If Shakespeare is not your cup of tea, then skip this production.

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

615 Reviews | 286 Followers
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Must see, Clever, Great staging, Great acting

See it if A drama that is still true to the original yet, amazingly directed by genius Hicke w a modern twist. Brilliant cast-esp" Prince charming"*

Don’t see it if Udon't appreciate Dylan's music as I did, or modern furniture on set tho PA Armory will never letU down:staging is always breathtaking here!

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Hamlet at Park Avenue Armory cast and creative team

By: William Shakespeare Director: Robert Icke Cast list: Michael Abubakar, Tia Bannon, Marty Cruikshank, Callim Finlay, Josh Higgott, Gilbert Kyem Jr, Alex Lawther, David Rintoul, Kirsty Ryder, Luke Treadway, Ross Waiton, Peter Wight, Angus Wright, Hara Yannas Design: Hildegard Bechtler Lighting: Natasha Chivers Costume: Hildegard Bechtler Sound: Tom Gibbons Other info: Video design by Tal Yarden

Venue

643 Park Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10065

More information about Hamlet at Park Avenue Armory

To be or not to be in the audience of Hamlet at Park Avenue Armory, that is no question. You won't want to miss Robert Icke's acclaimed reimagining of Shakespeare's most famous tragedy. Get Hamlet tickets on TodayTix.

Most people know the story of the Hamlet play from reading it in high school, seeing one of its many film adaptations, or seeing it on stage somewhere in the world; the show is one of the most revered literary works of all time. The titular Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark, and his uncle Claudius has just murdered his father to usurp the throne. Told by his father's ghost to avenge him, Hamlet devises a plan to appear to go mad and kill Claudius in the process.

However, as Hamlet progresses, it becomes clear that the prince is actually going mad with grief and conflicted emotions toward his revenge plan. Icke's bold reimagining of Shakespeare's play dives deeply into Hamlet's mental state and sets the action in a Scandi-noir surveillance state, adding an extra force behind Hamlet's paranoia and madness.

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What to Watch For

  • To heighten the tension of the surveillance-state setting, this Hamlet production includes a steady news feed projected in the background, which shows real-time updates to the plot. You can see a similar theme on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen, which projects social media footage throughout the show.
  • Hamlet is playing in repertory with Oresteia, another Robert Icke-directed production, at the Park Avenue Armory. The cast is the same for both shows, which calls attention to the other similarities between them: Both are stories about family and revenge.
  • The Armory production is one of three Hamlet shows running in spring/summer 2022. A Hamlet opera is at the Met from May 13 to June 9, and on Broadway, there's The Lion King, whose story is loosely inspired by Hamlet! That show has been running since 1997 and is still going strong.
  • Hamlet is the most adapted Shakespeare play on screen, with more than 50 film adaptations since 1900.
  • This Hamlet might look familiar! Alex Lawther plays the title prince, and he's been in movies and TV shows like The Imitation Game, The French Dispatch, and Black Mirror.

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