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Production shot of Hamnet in London, with Madeleine Mantock as Agnes.
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Production shot of Hamnet in London, with Tom Varey as William annd Peter Wight as John.
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About Hamnet

See Hamnet, the untold tragedy of Shakespeare’s son, at the Royal Shakespeare Company's production now in the West End. Book Hamnet tickets on Box Office.

Warwickshire, 1582 — a gifted healer named Agnes Hathaway and a Latin tutor called William Shakespeare to start a family together. The plague soon tears apart their happy marriage, claiming their young son, Hamnet. Both must confront their loss alone, yet from this experience, something extraordinary emerges.

Adapted for the stage by Lolita Chakrabarti (Life of Pi), Hamnet is a poignant exploration of grief based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Maggie O’Farrell. Erica Whyman, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directs, with set design by Tom Piper, lighting design by Prema Mehta, music by Oğuz Kaplangi, sound design by Simon Baker, choreography by Ayse Tashkiran, and fight choreography by Kate Waters.

The Hamnet play premiered in Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, in April at the Swan Theatre. Returning cast members Madeleine Mantock (Blithe Spirit) and Tom Varey (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) play Agnes and William Shakespeare in Hamnet in the West End.

Come and see this heartbreaking exploration of how the loss of a child affects a family. Book tickets to see Hamnet in London on Box Office.

Access Performances
Audio Described - 18th January 2.30pm

Run time

2hrs 30mins (incl. interval)

Start date

September 30th, 2023

End date

February 17th, 2024


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Hamnet cast and creative team

By: Lolita Chakrabarati, from the novel by Maggie O' Farrell
Director: Erica Whyman
Cast list: Gabriel Akuwudike (as Bartholomew), Phoebe Campbell (as Susanna), Mhairi Gayer (as Tilly/Caterina/Landlady) Liza Sadovy (as Mary), Sarah Belcher (as Joan), Will Brown (as Burbage/Father John), Ajani Cabey (as Hamnet), Frankie Hastings (as Eliza/Customer), Karl Haynes (as Ned), Alex Jarrett (as Judith), Madeleine Mantock (as Agnes Hathaway), Hannah McPake (as Jude), Tom Varey (as William Shakespeare) Peter Wight (as John/Will Kempe)
Set: Tom Piper
Costume: Tom Piper
Lighting: Prema Mehta
Sound: Xana
Music: Oğuz Kaplangi
Movement: Ayse Tashkiran


Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 0HH


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (3mins)
Directions from tube: (2mins) Follow Charing Cross Road parallel to Leicester Square until you reach the theatre on your left.


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