23 Sept-1 Oct 2005. Recalled to court from his university studies in Wittenberg after his fathers sudden death, Hamlet has to deal with a whole new family scenario, with his mother married to his fathers murderer, who happens to be his own uncle. And therein lies the rub! The young princes world-famous dilemma is once again on stage this month when The Oxford Playhouse hosts the prestigious English Touring Theatres new production of Shakespeares masterpiece, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, with Ed Stoppard in the title role. Anita Dobson, award-winning theatre and television star, plays Hamlets mother Gertrude. Stephen Unwin, founding director of the English Touring Theatre and joint winner of the Shakespeare Globe Sam Wanamaker Award 2003, directs a talented cast. Admission 9-22 Mon-Sat 19.30 Matines Sat 24, Thurs 29 & Sat 1 Oct 14.30.
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Hamlet comes to the Playhouse.
The Oxford Playhouse is at 11-12 Beaumont Street in the heart of Oxford, a two minute walk away from the city's main Bus and Coach Station in Gloucester Green. Box Office Tel. 01865305305