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Tickets for Hamnet are available now!
Hamnet, the hotly anticipated adaptation of the multi-award-winning Sunday Times bestseller, has transferred to London’s West End at The Garrick Theatre. Book your tickets today!
What is Hamnet about?
Hamnet is a moving and uncomplicated tale about marriage, family, and grief.
Warwickshire, 1582. Agnes Hathaway, a gifted healer, and William Shakespeare, a Latin tutor, are brought together by a powerful, yet concealed attraction. They build a life and a family together, but their world is shattered when the plague claims the life of their beloved son, Hamnet, at the age of 11. The couple is left to confront their individual grief, but amidst their suffering, a remarkable transformation takes place, leading to something extraordinary.
Hamnet is a universal story about family dynamics, the catastrophic effects of a child's death, and the necessary reinvention needed to overcome and make peace with pain.
Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet
Having sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, Hamnet is a heartbreaking story of parental grief. Maggie O’Farrell’s poignant tale of loss earned her the Women’s Prize for Fiction - the UK's most prestigious annual book award celebrating fiction written by women. The book also saw her win the Waterstones Book of the Year and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2021, Hamnet was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and the British Book Awards ‘Fiction Book of the Year’.
The cast and creatives of Hamnet
Hamnet is adapted from Maggie O’Farrell’s novel by Lolita Chakrabarti (Life of Pi) with direction from Erica Whyman.
Reprising their roles from the RSC’s Stratford-upon-Avon run will be Sarah Belcher (Joan), Will Brown (Burbage/Father John), Ajani Cabey (Hamnet), Frankie Hastings (Eliza/Customer), Karl Haynes (Ned), Alex Jarrett (Judith), Madeleine Mantock (Agnes Hathaway), Hannah McPake (Jude), Tom Varey (William Shakespeare) and Peter Wight (John/Will Kempe). Further casting is still to be announced.
Tickets for Hamnet at the Garrick Theatre are available now!
Shakespeare’s greatest untold tragedy, Hamnet, made its West End debut this Autumn. See this haunting tale at the Garrick Theatre when it ends its limited, 14-week run. Tickets are available to book now!