Review: Hamlet (for younger audiences) at the National Theatre
- Published on Tuesday, 29 March 2022 11:01
- Last Updated on 04 April 2022
- Monica Costa
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‘To be or not to be…’
Hamlet’s dad is dead. His uncle has taken over the kingdom and married Hamlet’s mum. The whole world feels like it’s turned upside down.
A ghostly encounter reveals a dreadful deed has been done. Should Hamlet take revenge?
‘That is the question.’
The actors interact with the young audience from time to time and that helps kids to feel drawn right inside the story.
And it’s not that Shakespeare’s tragedy is tampered down. Quite the opposite: killings happen on stage but the use of props makes it less shocking.
I highly recommend taking children to see this Hamlet as it is the best introduction to Shakespeare they will ever have. It is definitely worth a trip. Hamlet is at the Dorfman until 6 April 2022 and then touring to schools. Prices are very reasonable at £12, £15. Performance times at 11am and 1.30pm.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums