Release Date: April 16, 2016
Running Time: 208 min
Director: Margaret Williams
Producer: Anne Beresford, Debbie Gray
Writer: William Shakespeare
Cast: Maxine Peake, John Shrapnel, Barbara Marten, Gillian Bevan, Thomas Arnold, Ashley Zhanga Zha, Katie West
Synopsis: “An extraordinary Hamlet... a milestone Hamlet” –Manchester Evening News
Shakespeare’s most iconic work, Hamlet explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder, and madness.
From its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet, with BAFTA nominee, Maxine Peake, in the title role. This groundbreaking stage production, directed by Sarah Frankcom, was Royal Exchange’s fastest-selling show in a decade.
Hamlet is brought to cinemas by film director, Margaret Williams, whose Written on Skin (Royal Opera House/BBC) won many awards including the Diapason d’Or. The film version of Hamlet is produced by Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray, the team behind Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach, which Margaret also directed.