⭐ SIR IAN MCKELLEN TO STAR AS HAMLET AT THEATRE ROYAL WINDSOR ⭐
Sir Ian McKellen will take on the role of Hamlet for the first time in almost half a century in a new production, it has been announced.
While dates for the show, which will play at the Theatre Royal Windsor, have not been set, the piece will begin rehearsals on Monday 29th June.
The age-blind production of Shakespeare’s tragedy will also star Ben Allen, Emmanuella Cole, Alis Wyn Davies, Oli Higginson, Nick Howard-Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Asif Khan, Missy Malek and Jenny Seagrove.
Design by Lee Newby, costume design by Loren Elstein, lighting design by Jamie Platt, composition and sound design by Adam Cork. Hamlet will be directed by Sean Mathias and produced by Bill Kenwright,
According the production, the schedule will be carefully choreographed around social distancing, screening, hygiene, and PPE, with close adherence to the latest government guidelines.
There will be a daily review of the protection protocol based on practical considerations learnt in the rehearsal room.
Following Hamlet, the company will also present Martin Sherman’s adaptation of Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard, with McKellen as Firs the elderly manservant.
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