Join The Lord Chamberlain’s Men this summer, in their 20th year, for Hamlet, the greatest play in the English language. With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare’s original company, they present this great play as he first saw it – in the open air, with an all male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

Returning home from university for his father, the King of Denmark’s funeral, which is also the occasion of his mother’s remarriage to his uncle, Hamlet the Prince, is visited by the ghost of his father. The ghost reveals that his brother, Hamlet’s uncle, now stepfather and King, killed him and he urges Hamlet to take revenge. Driven to distraction by the grief of his father’s death and what lies ahead of him, Hamlet is forced to confront his deepest fears and in doing so questions himself, those around him and the very nature of existence.

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

Thrilling, moving and deeply human this stunning play seeks answers to life’s biggest questions and, in doing so, holds up a mirror to all our natures.

“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all”

Bring a chair and a picnic and prepare to be entertained and transported. Book early to avoid missing out! 

Authenticity | Excellence | Magic

Hamlet trailer

Cast list

Edward Bartram
Polonius, Gentleman, Gravedigger, First Player

Stefan Brennan-Healy
Gertrude, Francisco

Huw Brentnall
Horatio, Guildenstern, Third Player

Tom Canavan
Laertes, Rosencrantz, Second Player

Thomas Delacourt
Claudius, Ghost

Hal Geller
Hamlet

Mark Milligan
Ophelia, Barnardo, Osric

Edward Bartram

Edward trained at Mountview

Recent theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet (The Lord Chamberlain’s Men) and The Tempest, Hamlet, Macbeth (Young Shakespeare Company)

Stefan Brennan-Healy

Stefan trained at RADA

Recent theatre credits include: King Lear (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company) and Valley of the Squinting Windows (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin)

 

Huw Brentnall

Huw trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Recent theatre credits include: Cuckoo (INK 2022) and Mother/Land (Headgate Theatre)

 

Tom Canavan

Tom trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Credits while training include: Holes (The Wardrobe Theatre) and This House (Tobacco Factory)

 

Thomas Delacourt

Thomas trained at The Oxford School of Drama

Recent theatre credits include: Hangover Square (The Other Palace) and Romeo and Juliet (Open Bar Touring Theatre)

 

Hal Geller

Hal trained at RADA

Recent theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet (The Lord Chamberlain’s Men) and Fundraised (Park Theatre Festival / Wildchild)

Mark Milligan

Mark trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Recent theatre credits include: Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes (UK Tour / Waterperry Opera Festival) and Plant Daddy R&D (Pleasance Downstairs / Fringe Futures Festival)

Creative Team

Director and Producer: Peter Stickney

Set and Costume Designer: Amy Yardley

Musical Director: Duncan Walsh Atkins

Voice coach: Jacquie Crago

Fight Director: John Sandeman

Assistant Director: Finlay Glen

Period Movement: Darren Royston 

Costume Supervisor: Jennie Quirk 

Costume makers: Liz Coleman and Jenny McInally