BBC Two to broadcast Andrew Scott’s Hamlet

BBC Two will broadcast the London production of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott.

 The production transferred to the West End earlier this summer and is due to close on September 2.

Scott plays the gloomy Dane alongside Angus Wright as Claudius, Jessica Brown Findlay as Ophelia and Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude.

Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two said: “Andrew Scott’s Hamlet is utterly thrilling. His performance makes each familiar word of the play feel like it is being newly discovered. The staging in a modern-day Denmark makes for a startlingly resonant and challenging production. I am delighted that it is coming to BBC Two.”

Robert Icke, Director (and Almeida Theatre Associate Director) said: “It has been a real joy to work with such a gifted and dedicated company of actors on bringing this most-famous play to audiences in 2017. The production has been on a wonderful journey from the Almeida to the West End, and I am very much looking forward to this next step on BBC Two.

julietTo be able to offer our version of Hamlet to as wide and diverse an audience as possible has always been of paramount importance to us, and now we are thrilled to be able to bring it to people across the country.”

Hamlet will broadcast on BBC Two in 2018.

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