Monday, 9 June 2008

Hamlet - London Dates

David Tennant can be seen in Hamlet in London from December 3 to January 10, 2009, it has been announced.

The Royal Shakespeare Company production will be transferring from Stratford-upon-Avon to The Novello Theatre in Aldwych.

The news has not been universally well received, though. In an article in today's Times, acclaimed director Sir Jonathan Miller hit out at what he called "an obsession with celebrity" by West End producers, referring to Tennant as "that man from Doctor Who". Miller's production of Hamlet in Bristol, with Jamie Ballard in the title role, was highly praised but Miller says London producers weren't interested in it without any star names.

Tickets for the London run of Hamlet go on sale to the general public from September 12. Priority booking for members runs from June 16 to September 5.

Love's Labour's Lost, in which Tennant plays Berowne, is apparently not transferring from Stratford.

(With thanks to Rod Henderson.)

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