5:30pm, Sunday 18 March, Opera House
Manchester’s Royal Exchange present this unique production of Hamlet
Year: Filmed at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre in 2015
Running Time: 3 hours 04 mins, no interval
Director: Sarah Frankcom
Genre: Drama, Shakespeare
Cert: BBFC Unclassified
Shakespeare’s most iconic work, Hamlet explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness.
From its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of HAMLET with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. This groundbreaking stage production, directed by Sarah Frankcom, was Royal Exchange’s fastest-selling show in a decade.
Alongside Maxine Peake as the eponymous prince, a number of other roles, including Polonious and Rosencrantz, are also played by women. HAMLET is brought to cinemas by film director Margaret Williams, whose Written on Skin (Royal Opera House/BBC) won many awards including the Diapason d’Or. The film is produced by Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray, the team behind the highly successful cinema broadcast of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach which Margaret also directed.
Every scene offers at least one subtle-to-jolting twist on the HAMLET you think you know.
Cast & Talent:
Designer – Amanda Stoodley
Lighting – Lee Curran
Sound – Peter Rice
Composer – Alex Baranowski
Hamlet – Maxine Peake
Horatio – Thomas Arnold
Claudius – John Shrapnel
Ophelia – Katie West
Marcella – Claire Benedict
Polonia – Gillian Bevan