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Black Theatre Live


  • Price:
    £13 - £15
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  • Duration:
    2hrs 30 mins approx with an interval

For the first time in Britain, an all-black cast present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

Denmark, a Black Empire of modern England, where an intelligent young student discovers the world he once knew has crumbled. Implored to defend what is left of his father’s decaying legacy, Hamlet now faces the greatest moral challenge – to kill or not to kill.

Directed by acclaimed actor Jeffery Kissoon and adapted with Shakespeare’s text by award-winning playwright Mark Norfolk, this fast-moving version gets straight to the heart of a young man’s dilemma.

A co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Stratford Circus Arts Centre


Black Theatre Live

Black Theatre Live

Stratford Circus Arts Centre is delighted to be a founding partner of Black Theatre Live, a pioneering national consortium of eight regional theatres led by Tara Arts.

The consortium is committed to effecting change for BAME touring theatre through a sustainable three-year programme of national touring, structural support and audience development supported by Arts Council England.

Useful to know

Useful to know

It may not be possible for us to let latecomers in once the show has started

This performance may contain strobe lighting

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There are performances of this show for schools