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Cast includes Anita Dobson, Alice Patten and Ed Stoppard
Twelve years after the critical success of their first production of Hamlet which starred Alan Cumming and Eleanor Bron and transferred to the Donmar Warehouse, ETT have staged a new production with Ed Stoppard in the title role and Anita Dobson playing Queen Gertrude. Hamlet comes to the New Ambassadors following a sell out national tour during autumn 2005.
Stephen Unwin, Artistic Director of the company and director of this production is a winner of the Shakespeare Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Award, and Hamlet stays true to the company’s ethos producing of raw, direct and passionate theatre.
Ed Stoppard takes on one of the most challenging roles in drama. His family ties mean that he was born into the theatre and recent productions have included Age, Sex, Location at the Riverside Studios, London and The Seagull and The Merchant of Venice at Chichester Festival Theatre.
Anita Dobson, whilst familiar to millions as Angie from EastEnders, received the finest notices of her career for her performance in Frozen at The Royal National Theatre and was nominated for Best Actress at The Olivier, Awards, Evening Standard Awards and London Critics Circle Awards. Other stage work includes Budgie with Adam Faith, Three Sisters at The Royal Court, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme at The National and Kvetch at The Garrick.
Ophelia is played by Alice Patten who, as daughter to the governor of Hong Kong spent her early life away from England before returning to begin an acting career by appearing in Vincent in Brixton at the Wyndhams Theatre.