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The Next Generation Hamlet

Next Generation actors rehearsing for Hamlet. Photo by Gina Print © RSC.

The RSC’s Next Generation Company of 13-18 year olds present their interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Studio Theatre, The Other Place, Stratford upon Avon 28 – 29 July 2023.

'Something is rotten ...'

The state of Denmark is corrupt. That much seems true. But a young prince believes that it goes deeper than just the machinery of government. He suspects murder.

Exploring what Shakespeare's rotten state feels like through the eyes of the younger generation, this stripped back interpretation, created by the RSC’s young company, looks at how the actions of those in power effect the inheritors of the nation.

Playing three performances in The Other Place. Photo by Gina Print © RSC.

Hamlet will be created and performed by members of the RSC Next Generation Act Company, made up of young people recruited from across the county, and with an Associate Director and behind-the-scenes creatives drawn from their Next Generation Direct and Backstage programmes.

Hamlet plays for three performances only in The Other Place.

Next Generation ACT Company. Photo by Gina Print © RSC.

Directed by Paul Ainsworth with designs by Georgie White and Music by Ben McQuigg.

RSC Next Generation, is a unique talent development programme. It gives gifted young people from financially disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to gain experience and explore whether a career in the theatre is for them.

RSC Next Generation is generously supported by the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, John S Cohen Foundation and Noel Coward Foundation

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