Shakespeare's Hamlet in Qatar
The Globe theatre's production of Hamlet  ©Bronwen Sharp
Wednesday 13 January 2016 - 00:00
Al Rayyan Theatre, Souq Waqif

Hamlet World Tour – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in Qatar!

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death, a global celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare . . . 

Under the patronage of HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, the British Council and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre are pleased to bring the world renowned Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre performed Hamlet, known as Shakespeare’s greatest play in Doha. This will launch Shakespeare Lives which is the British Council’s major cultural programme for 2016.

Learning of the king his father’s death, Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his "foul and most unnatural murder".

Encompassing political intrigue, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is Shakespeare’s "poem unlimited", a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.

Lasting only two-and-a-half hours and touring to every country in the world over two years, a handful of travelling players will perform a raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play.