Come dice il mio bravissimo Rory di All Theatre Reviews, Amleto non ha bisogno di presentazioni. Se poi oltre al genio di Shakespeare si unisce il fatto che a vestire i panni del nevrotico Principe di Danimarca c’era Andrew Scott, il terribile Jim Moriarty nemesi dello Sherlock interpretato da Benedict Cumberbatch, si capisce che la combinazione era troppo golosa per lasciarsela scappare. Un’esperienza che neppure i biglietti economici a sole £15 sterline che io e la mia dolce meta’ siamo riusciti ad assicurarci ha diminuito. Ode al West Est! To be or not to be…
Hamlet @ Harold Pinter Theatre
Cast Includes Andrew Scott, Juliet Stevenson and Angus Wright
Running Time: 3 hours 30 mins, inc. Interval and ‘Pause’
Hamlet needs no introduction. As Shakespeare’s longest work, and yet one of those most appealing to actors, it has recently been frequently revived in the West End – the past few years have seen David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch both take on the part. It is Cumberbatch’s Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott who takes on the role in this production that has transferred from the Almeida with direction by Robert Icke.
One of the first and most major things to comment on is Scott’s central performance, which is truly amazing. He makes the verse sound fresh and spontaneous, giving the piece a true vitality throughout, with each major speech being made his own. He also manages to inject a lot of humour in the…
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