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  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Road Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE United Kingdom (map)

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

A student returns from university to attend her father’s funeral and finds her whole world turned upside down. As she struggles to make sense of her mother's "o'erhasty" marriage to her uncle, news comes from beyond that grave that points towards murder and Hamlet is forced to make a terrible choice.

Is vengeance her only path forward? Can she follow her apparent destiny without destroying those closest to her? And will she survive a journey that takes her to the very brink of madness?

Shakespeare's most human and heartfelt tragedy is both an exciting thriller and a stunning exploration of grief, love and family that takes an audience on an exciting journey to the very core of what it means to be alive.

Please note that this is an outdoor performance, subject to cancellation in the event of adverse weather. Seating is not provided for this performance - stools are available for hire or audiences may bring their own seating.

RUNNING TIME: 2hrs 50mins


Stephen Arden – Actor playing Horatio

Gordon Barr – Director & Designer

Charlie Clee – Actor playing Laertes & Second Player

Emma Clifton – Wardrobe Supervisor

Nicole Cooper – Actor playing Hamlet

Heather Currie – Associate Designer

Suzie Goldberg – Stage Manager

Robin Hellier – Fight Director

Helen Logan – Actor playing Gertrude

Claire Macallister – Actor playing Rosencrantz & Marcellus

Stephanie McGregor – Actor playing Ophelia

Alan J Mirren – Actor playing Claudius

Alan Steele – Actor playing Polonius, Ghost, First Player & Gravedigger

Sam Ramsay – Production Manager

Siobhan Randle – Wardrobe Supervisor

Babette Wickham-Riddick - Deputy Stage Manager


Directed by Gordon Barr

Thurs 18th & Fri 19th July 7.45 p.m.
(Preview tickets: £15)

Sat 20th July – Sat 3rd August 7.45 p.m.
(no performances on Sundays or Mondays)

BSL interpreted performance: Fri 26th July

Venue: Main Botanic Gardens
£21 / £17 Concession / £15 Disabled / £10 Equity members / £10 Under-18’s

£13 Tuesdays – All tickets £13 on Tuesday performances

Box Office: 0141 429 0022

Earlier Event: June 27
Henry V
Later Event: July 18
Richard III