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Robert Icke’s Adaptation of Hamlet Begins Previews June 1

Off-Broadway News Robert Icke’s Adaptation of Hamlet Begins Previews June 1

The production runs at Off-Broadway’s Park Avenue Armory in repertory with Icke’s adaptation of Oresteia.

Alex Lawther Miles Aldridge

Previews for director Robert Icke‘s contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet begin June 1 at Park Avenue Armory. Opening night is set for June 28, with a run through August 13. The tragedy is being performed in repertory with Icke’s adaptation of Aeschylus’ Oresteia, which begins previews June 9.

Hamlet stars Alex Lawther in the title role, joined by Lia Williams as Gertrude, Angus Wright as Claudius, Olivier winner Luke Treadaway as Laertes, Kirsty Rider as Ophelia, Peter Wight as Polonius, Joshua Higgott as Horatio and understudy for Hamlet, Tia Bannon as Guildenstern, Calum Finlay as Rosencrantz and understudy for Laertes, and Michael Abubakar as Marcellus.

David Rintoul, Hara Yannas, Gilbert Kyem Jr., Ross Waiton, and Marty Cruikshank fill out the cast. Cruickshank, Finlay, Higgott, Rintoul, Wight, and Wright all starred in the original Almeida Theatre production of Hamlet.

Icke’s Hamlet and Oresteia premiered at the Almeida Theatre, but his adaptations of the two family dramas will be performed in repertory together for the first time at Park Avenue Armory.

“It is no small feat to stage one epic tragedy, but this stellar cast, under the singular direction of Robert Icke, will bring two to life at once,” said Rebecca Robertson, Founding President and Executive Producer of Park Avenue Armory, in a statement.

For tickets and more information, visit ArmoryOnPark.org.

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