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Drama

Hamlet

William Shakespeare

Premiere performances: 7 and 8 December 2023 at the National Theatre

The National Theatre
Surtitling glasses
Surtitles in simplified English
Premiere production
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    March 2024

    Monday 4. 3.
    19:00

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    Premiere production

    Saturday 9. 3.
    19:00

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    Surtitles in simplified English
    Premiere production
    May 2024

    Saturday 11. 5.
    17:00

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    Premiere production

    Sunday 12. 5.
    19:00

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    Premiere production

    Wednesday 15. 5.
    19:00

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    June 2024

    Tuesday 18. 6.
    19:00

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    Wednesday 19. 6.
    19:00

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    September 2024

    Tuesday 17. 9.
    19:00

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    December 2024

    Monday 2. 12.
    19:00

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    Basic information

    Venue

    The National Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 45 minutes, 1 intermission (20 minutes) minutes

    Language

    In Czech, surtitles in simplified English

    Premiere

    December 7, 2023

    One question stands at the beginning of the play. Many more questions remain at the end. What is the truth? What is reality? How does the lust for power defile a man? And how is a man defiled in pursuit of a revenge? Is it sensible to love? Is it sensible to act? Is it sensible to be? Wouldn't it be better to die, to sleep?

    Cast

    • 2023-2024
    • 2024-2025

    About

    “My fate cries out”

    Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy about the world’s injustice, the burden of an arduous mission, and human small-mindedness. A ghostly journey in search for the meaning and sense of life, a drama where the past mingles with the future, a story about the erosion of the state, society and values.

    A barren Nordic land, rough seas and the pulsating agitation of the country and the soul. A foreign army sits tight at the borders, the new king ascends to the throne, and the surrounding lands are in turmoil. Hidden secrets are unearthed, evil omens emerge, and the ghost of the dead king imposes on his son a dreadful order to revenge his cruel murder. Where is the truth? What is reality? How does the lust for power corrupt a man? What stains on one’s soul leaves the quest for revenge? Is there a place for love in this world? Is it sensible to act? Is it sensible to be? Hamlet as a tragedy on the verges of madness, anxiety and fragility. A drama of the human soul as it was, is and will be. The famous play about the courage to challenge evil and the predicament of assuming responsibility in the crumbling world.

    The new production brings Hamlet to the National Theatre’s stage after almost twenty-five years, as a reflection of the current times. The questions Shakespeare puts here before the creative team and audience mirror our feelings, thoughts and anxieties. Whenever staged, Hamlet narrates a story about the turn of eras and the end of the old world; about social changes and disillusionment, and about the ordeal of keeping true to the line that “the readiness is all”.

    Official photos: Pavel Hejný

    WARNING: We use tobacco products and smoke effects during the performance.

    The production is financially supported by the National Theatre Benefactors' Club ans the company Assa Abloy.

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    Goods detail

    Programme Hamlet

    A booklet for the production of Hamlet

    70 Kč

    Only 2 items in stock

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    Hamlet
    Assa Abloythe National Theatre Benefactors' Club

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in February-June 2024.


    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    Parking at the National Theater

    While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.

     

    What to wear?

    By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

    Buffets at the National Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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