|Rory Kinnear as Hamlet|
photo by Johan Persson
Hamlet was originally screened in 2010 and was directed by Nicholas Hytner. The cast also includes Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia). Apparently one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays during his own lifetime, Hamlet is still one of the most popular plays four hundred years later.
A ghost is discovered walking the battlements of a Danish castle one dark night. He resembles the deceased King and so watchmen bring the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, to him. The ghost tells Hamlet that he is indeed Hamlet's father, that he was murdered by Claudius, and that Hamlet should seek vengeance on the murderer. A thoughtful man, Hamlet is upset by contemplating such violence and become depressed, even seeming to sink into madness.
Cineworld, Tue 22nd Oct, 19:00.
Tickets £10.50 adults, £8.40 concessions, available online, by calling 0871 200 2000, on in person from the foyer.