Bear with me, gentle reader, as I try to do justice to the Almeida’s production of Hamlet. I am really, genuinely, not sure I have the words. A review where I told you everything and everyone was amazing would be truthful, but not particularly illuminating!
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
I was a little anxious about this one – I’m not great with the heavy tragedies, and I worried about whether the changes in the Globe had been carried through to damage the tiny Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. I was right to be. The (happily unadulterated) Jacobean experience makes the tragedy far more immediate. This wasn’t, quite rightly, an easy play to watch.