BBC Two to broadcast ‘Hamlet’ starring Andrew Scott!

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BBC Two have announced that it will broadcast Robert Icke’s critically-acclaimed production of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott.

In a first for the production, BBC Two will broadcast the critically-acclaimed stage production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, directed by the multi award-winning Robert Icke and starring Bafta and Olivier award-winning actor Andrew Scott.

BBC Two have said that ‘viewers will have a front row seat at the innovative production, which transferred to the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited season following a sell-out run at the Almeida this year’.

Hamlet concludes at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 2 September 2017.

The West End production of Hamlet stars Andrew Scott as Hamlet, Angus Wright as Claudius, Jessica Brown Findlay as Ophelia and Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude.

The cast is completed with Barry Aird (Francesico/Gravedigger), Madeline Appiah (Guildenstern), Marty Cruickshank (Player Queen), Calum Finlay (Rosencrantz), Joshua Higgott (Horatio), Daniel Rabin (Reynaldo), David Rintoul (Ghost/Player King), Maanuv Thiara (Marcellus), Luke Thompson (Laertes), Peter Wight (Polonius) and Matthew Wynn (Bernardo, Player 3, Priest).

Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two says: “Andrew Scott’s Hamlet is utterly thrilling. His performance makes each familiar word of the play feel like it is being newly discovered.

“The staging in a modern-day Denmark makes for a startlingly resonant and challenging production. I am delighted that it is coming to BBC Two.”

Hamlet will broadcast on BBC Two in 2018.

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