Hamlet (Riverside Studios)
Hamlet (Riverside Studios)

Hamlet (Riverside Studios) London Reviews and Tickets

(5 Ratings)
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Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

About the Show

Complex roles, timeless drama. Eddie Izzard in Hamlet: accessible, touching, scary.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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147 Reviews | 11 Followers
Epic, Great acting, Clever

See it if An incredible one person performance, more impressive than the A Scott Vanya imo.

Don't see it if Find Shakespeare confusing.

24 Reviews | 1 Follower
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like a clever reimagening of a classic, ambitious and successful acting that's well presented.

Don't see it if You think that you can't change a single word in a script or are transphobic.

35 Reviews | 3 Followers
Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Mesmerising

See it if Funnier than I thought and very mesmerising watching Eddie Izzard switch between characters

Don't see it if You like big noisy showy Shakespeare with massive hats and ruffs. This was a very bare set and it made you focus on the story and words.

48 Reviews | 0 Followers
Masterful, Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You know the play. You enjoy versions of Shakespeare - like one woman playing all the parts, saying all the lines, with a nod to stand up

Don't see it if You want staging props scenery or context.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
Quirky, Ambitious, Playful, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love Eddie, you love Shakespeare, you love theatre or you want to see something entirely unique.

Don't see it if you have a deep seated fear of naked hand puppets

Critic Reviews (5)

The London Evening Standard
May 29th, 2024

"This one-person Hamlet is an act of colossal vanity and hubris"
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The Guardian (UK)
May 28th, 2024

"...it feels entirely eclipsed by the circus trick of Izzard’s endeavour."
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 28th, 2024

"Overall, it’s an impressive feat of memory, control and endurance."
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Time Out London
May 30th, 2024

"This ‘Hamlet’ truly is a real tragedy."
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The Stage (UK)
May 29th, 2024

"...the staging seems rushed."
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