About Hamlet

Andrew Scott stars in the title role of the acclaimed Almeida Theatre production of Hamlet, transferring into the Harold Pinter Theatre for a strictly limited season

Shakespeare's great play is set in Elsinore in Denmark. Hamlet,  Prince of Denmark is grieving for his dead father, although his mother has already married again, taking his uncle Claudius for a husband. One night, the ghost of Hamlet's father appears and tells his son a tale of betrayal and Hamlet sets about his bloody revenge in order to get to the truth.

Best known as Jim Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock, Andrew Scott’s numerous other theatre roles include Cock, Design for Living and Birdland in London and The Vertical Hour in New York,

Hamlet is directed by Robert Icke, who has previously directed the acclaimed productions of Mary Stuart, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984 for the Almeida Theatre.

Performance dates & times

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Important Information

Latecomers will not be admitted until the first interval.  This production features gun shots, strobe and flickering lighting.

Please note: 18th July – Captioned performance and 1st August – Audio described

Harold Pinter Theatre

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

6 Panton Street London SW1Y 4DN
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
  • Parking: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible