Tag Archives: Hamlet

Theatretrotting in December

30 Nov

Looks like December is going to be a very busy month for me at the theatre. We’ve got La Bute, Antoine de Saint Exupery, Shakespeare and T. S. Eliot. And I might squeeze in a panto this month as well.

So what are you seeing this month?

1- In A Dark Dark House, Almeida Theatre

6- The Little Prince, Hampstead Theatre

11- Twelfth Night, Wyndham’s Theatre

27- Hamlet, Novello Theatre

29- The Family Reunion, Donmar Warehouse

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West End Transfer for RSC’s Hamlet

9 Jun

The wait is over!

The RSC announced today that David Tennant’s Hamlet will definitely have a West End transfer and will run at the Novello Theatre from December 3 to January 10, 2009. However, Loves Labours Lost, its repertoire production where Tennant plays Berowne, will not make a transfer to the West End.

Booking details are as follows:

RSC Full Members’ postal booking opens Monday 16th June
RSC Full Members’ telephone and web booking opens Wednesday 25th June
RSC Associate Members’ postal booking opens Monday 30th June
RSC Associate Members’ telephone and web booking opens Wednesday 9th July
Priority booking closes Friday 5th September
Public booking opens Friday 12th September
Novello Box Office 0844 482 5135

Looks like it’s going to be 2 Shakespeare plays for me in December, Derek Jacobi’s Twelfth Night, and now Hamlet!

The Doctor as Hamlet is Making Me Wait!

24 Jan

If this is not your first time to visit my blog, then you’ve been privy with regards my passion for theatre, and how I am slowly getting my way into embracing Shakespeare, ergo, my decision to join the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) as associate member so I can get priority bookings for upcoming productions. Now another recent (quite belated to be more accurate) passion of mine is my newly found appreciation for Doctor Who which began after last year’s X’mas special and mainly due to David Tennant’s spirited performance, but after being blown away by Season 3 Volume 3’s ‘Blink’ which is another brilliant episode and I must say is definitely one of the best I have seen ever written for anything!, and then catching the complete 3rd series of Doctor Who on BBC iPlayer, I am definitely hooked and officially a companion wannabe. (Yeah, me too Captain Jack!)

Now, imagine my utter frustration as I was trying to book tickets for the upcoming Hamlet (which as the whole planet knows by now will have David Tennant playing the lead) only to be told that only restricted view seats are available throughout the entire season! I despair. It’s all my fault really. Had I paid attention to Doctor Who way before last year, I would of noticed Tennant way earlier and would of joined the RSC sooner just in time to get tickets. But all is not lost, as there is another production in repertoire with Hamlet, also from Shakespeare, which is Love’s Labours Lost, ironically featured in a Doctor Who episode, The Shakespeare Code, where Tennant plays Berowne. I am itching to see it as it still has good seats available.

Now, I just have to hope that like what they did with last season’s King Lear and The Seagull which eventually also moved to London, Hamlet will also arrive to my side of town. And if that’s going to be the case, then I just have to wait.

(Very special thanks to my fellow Doctor Who geek and friend Morbius for the very inspired image above).