hamletHere’s a stylish new trailer for Simon Godwin’s 2016 adaptation of Hamlet which stars Papa Essiedu and runs at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon until 13th August.

Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead.

Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.

As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.

For ticket and booking info visit rsc.org.uk/hamlet