February 2, 2011

Dates Confirmed for Michael Sheen in Hamlet

A few weeks ago we post about Michael planning on taking to the London stage for his role in Hamlet - now the performance dates have been confirmed so you can get tickets to see this awesomeness live!

Playbill report:
Hamlet will begin performances Oct. 28, prior to an official opening Nov. 9, for a season through Jan. 21 2012. Lan commented, "Michael Sheen and Ian Rickson are both old colleagues and friends. I have long hoped to have them with us here. To have them together on Hamlet is a gift. It can’t help but be one of the events of the year." The production marks the Shakespearean directorial debut of Rickson, who is shortly to be represented on Broadway by the transfer of his Royal Court production of Jerusalem. He is currently directing The Children's Hour with Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss at the West End's Comedy Theatre. Sheen was last seen on Broadway in Frost/Nixon (reprising his performance as Nixon interrogator David Frost that he originated at the Donmar Warehouse, and also played in the subsequent film version); other Broadway appearances include Mozart in Peter Hall's revival of Amadeus. The production will be designed by Jeremy Herbert, with costumes by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Adam Silverman, sound by Gareth Fry and music by Stephen Warbeck...
Priority booking for Friends of the Young Vic opens Feb. 1, with public booking from Feb. 15. To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7922 2922, or visit www.youngvic.org.
Wishing I was back in the UK right about now ;)

- Lorabell

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