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HAMLET
General managed by Mark Rubinstein on behalf of Old Vic Productions Plc
The Old Vic Theatre
Opened April 2004.  Written by William Shakespeare
'No Hamlet has made a more powerful or emotional impact' - The Evening Standard

A major new production of Shakespeare's most popular play marks the exciting pairing of the world-renowned director Trevor Nunn, whose theatrical achievements span three decades, and the illustrious Old Vic Theatre. This is Trevor Nunn's first production of Hamlet since his Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1970, which starred Alan Howard in the title role and Helen Mirren as Ophelia. This production takes a fresh look at the play through contemporary eyes with an ensemble of the country's best young and upcoming acting talent, and in the process thrusting Ben Whishaw, the 23 year-old who plays the title role, into the public eye.

AWARDS
Winner of the 2005 Olivier Award for BEST REVIVAL
Olivier Award Nomination BEST ACTOR for Ben Whishaw
Olivier Award Nomination BEST COSTUME DESIGN for John Gunter and Mark Bouman