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Open Air Theatre at Chichester Cathedral | Hamlet

June 16 @ 7:00 pm

To celebrate 20 years of open air theatre, the Lord Chamberlains Men are proud to stage Hamlet in Chichester Cathedral’s historic green space.

With a history stretching back to William Shakespeare’s original company, they present this great play as he first saw it – in the open air, with an all male cast and Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”

Returning home from university for his father, the King of Denmark’s funeral, which is also the occasion of his mother’s remarriage to his uncle, Hamlet the Prince, is visited by the ghost of his father. The ghost reveals that his brother, Hamlet’s uncle, now stepfather and King, killed him and he urges Hamlet to take revenge. Driven to distraction by the grief of his father’s death and what lies ahead of him, Hamlet is forced to confront his deepest fears and in doing so questions himself, those around him and the very nature of existence.

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

Thrilling, moving and deeply human this stunning play seeks answers to life’s biggest questions and, in doing so, holds up a mirror to all our natures.

“Thus conscience does make cowards of us all”

Bring a chair and a picnic and prepare to be entertained and transported. Book early to avoid missing out!


  • Running time (approx) 2 hrs 10 min (including interval)
  • Doors: 6.00pm
  • Starts at 7.00pm
  • Adult £18.00 / Child £10.00

Book your tickets here.

Venue

Chichester Cathedral
West Street
Chichester, PO19 1PX
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