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'Tremendous. Rory Kinnear's performance is superb in its resonance and intelligence. This is a Hamlet for now.'
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'Rory Kinnear excels. An evening to admire and cherish.' Guardian
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'A chilling production that demands to be seen.' Independent
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'A constantly compelling, fresh-minted production with many insights and original twists… Rory Kinnear proves a Hamlet of great individuality and distinction.' Daily Telegraph
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O, that this too too solid flesh would melt,
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew;
Or that the Everlasting had not fixed
His canon 'gainst self-slaughter. O God, God,
How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable
Seem to me all the uses of this world!
Fie on't, ah fie, 'tis an unweeded garden
That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature
Possess it merely. That it should come to this!
But two months dead - nay, not so much, not two -
So excellent a king, that was to this
Hyperion to a satyr, so loving to my mother
That he might not beteem the winds of heaven
Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth,
Must I remember?

Following his celebrated performances at the National in Burnt by the Sun , The Revenger's Tragedy , Philistines and The Man of Mode , Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet.

He is joined by Clare Higgins (Gertrude), Patrick Malahide (Claudius), David Calder (Polonius), James Laurenson (Ghost/Player King) and Ruth Negga (Ophelia).

Assisted performances
Audio-Described performances Friday 22 October at 7pm,
Saturday 23 October at 1.30pm (Touch Tour at 12pm)
Captioned performance Wednesday 27 October at 7pm
National Theatre Live

Hamlet will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world on 9 December.
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