Hamnet Tickets London
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Garrick Theatre London,UK
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2024
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Hamnet Tickets London

Shakespeare’s untold tragedy at Hamnet, a stage adaptation of the bestselling novel, as the Royal Shakespeare Company production transfers to the West End. Hamnet tickets are available on The West End Shows.

Journey to Warwickshire in 1582, when Agnes Hathaway, a gifted healer, and William Shakespeare, a Latin tutor, fall in love and get married. They create a family together, only for the death of their 11-year-old son, Hamnet, to shatter their happy illusion. The Financial Times critic described the production as a “tender take on Maggie O’Farrell’s novel.”

Erica Whyman, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directs. Hamnet in the West End also features set design by Tom Piper, lighting design by Prema Mehta, music by Oğuz Kaplangi, sound design by Simon Baker, choreography by Ayse Tashkiran, and fight choreography by Kate Waters.

Madeleine Mantock (Blithe Spirit) and Tom Varey (Death WatchA Midsummer Night’s Dream) reprise their roles from the Royal Shakespeare Company production as Agnes and William Shakespeare. Ajani Cabey returns as Hamnet, with Alex Jarrett (Our Generation) as Judith.

The Hamnet play premiered in April 2023 at the Swan Theatre in Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon. The production now transfers to London’s West End for a limited 14-week engagement this autumn.

Maggie O’Farrell wrote the Hamnet book, which has captivated over 1.5 million readers worldwide. With a poignant exploration of parental grief, this masterpiece has earned O’Farrell the prestigious Women’s Prize for Fiction. Award-winning playwright Lolita Chakrabarti (Life of PiHymnRed Velvet) adapted Hamnet for the stage. Book tickets to see Hamnet at The West End Shows.

 Frequently asked questions about the Hamnet play in London

1. What is Hamnet about? Hamnet is a play about the death of Shakespeare’s son Hamnet and its impact on the playwright. 

3. What theatre is Hamnet playing at in London? Hamnet is playing at the Garrick Theatre in London.

4. Who stars in the London production of Hamnet? The lead role of Agnes is played by Madeleine Mantock

5. What is the runtime of Hamnet? Hamnet has a running time of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission.

6. What are the age recommendations for Hamnet? Hamnet is recommended for ages 12 and up. Those under 12 will not be admitted.

7. When did Hamnet open in London? Hamnet’s opened on 12 October 2023.

8. Is Hamnet appropriate for young children? Due to mature themes, Hamnet is not recommended for children under 12 years old.

9. What are the COVID-19 safety protocols at the theatre? Masks may be required and enhanced cleaning is in place. Check the website for the latest guidelines.

10. How can I buy tickets to see Hamnet? You can book tickets directly through the theatre’s website or box office.

11. Are there discount tickets available for Hamnet? Check the theatre website for lottery, student, and other discounted ticket options.

12. Is Hamnet coming to Broadway? There are no current plans for Hamnet to transfer to Broadway.

13. What is the stage door policy after the show? The cast may come out to sign autographs after the performance. 

14. Are there triggers or content warnings for Hamnet? It deals with grief, the loss of a child, and domestic turmoil. Check the website for details. 

15. Is late seating permitted during Hamnet? Late seating is at the discretion of theatre management. Arrive early to avoid disruption.  

16. What is the dress code for the audience? There is no formal dress code, business casual attire is appropriate.

17. Can I take photos or videos of the show? No photography or videos are permitted during the performance.

18. Is food or drink allowed inside the theatre? Outside food and drink are not permitted. Only bottled water is allowed.

19. How long is the run time for Hamnet? The standard performance runs approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.

20. Is there an intermission during the show? Yes, there is a 15-20 minute intermission between Acts 1 and 2.

21. Are bags allowed inside the theatre for Hamnet? Small bags are permitted after security screening. Coat checks are also available. 

22. Is Hamnet suitable for non-English speakers? As a dialogue-heavy play, proficient English comprehension is recommended.  

23. Are accessibility services like audio description available? Yes, check with the box office when booking tickets for availability. 

24. Are group discounts available for Hamnet? Yes, groups 10+ may qualify for discounted rates. Check with the box office.

25. Are tickets refundable if I can no longer attend? Exchanges may be possible, contact the point of purchase about options.

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