Harold Pinter Theatre


09 Jun 2017 - 20 Sep 2017

Pro reviewers rating
19 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

“A thrilling production directed by Robert Icke that is so bold it just takes the breath away... and yes, Scott is wonderful.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“A production of clarity and precision featuring a rich and captivating performance by Andrew Scott.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Terrific... Full of ideas but not manacled to a concept... Extraordinary conversational ease... Scott is convulsed with emotion.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Icke’s slowing down and opening up of the text is genuinely thrilling... Survives its transfer... It remains majestic.”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Remains extraordinarily, heartbreakingly beautiful... Very little has been changed or lost... Scott remains startlingly fresh.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“A conversational Hamlet that allows its audience to eavesdrop, forces us to turn voyeur... Brilliantly, dislocatingly fresh.”

David Nice (Arts Desk)

“An all-consuming marvel... Hamlet may be in doubt but Scott is not – he is a brilliant communicator... Wight’s tremendous.”

Kate Kellaway (Observer)

“First-class... Scott: outstanding... the great soliloquies seem new-minted, every word a separate question. ”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“Admirable lucidity... Rich and beautiful, with Scott delivering a career-defining performance that’s charismatic and surprising.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Scott will not disappoint either his huge fan club or Hamlet hunters. His Prince's rages are terrifying.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“A penetrating production that is also often perverse... Too slow... Scott is a wonderfully moving Hamlet... Not to be missed.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Scott’s charismatic, moving prince is obsessed, one might almost say possessed.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Clever new takes on several characters... This Hamlet is too wet... Icke’s staging is fascinating, though.”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Scott: a sensitivity that can’t be mistaken for weakness, an interior turmoil that emerges like bursts of pressure cooker steam.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Cool, clever, chic... Scott’s Hamlet is most memorable for his charm, self-mockery and ability to speak directly to the audience”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“This Hamlet’s forte is a quivering, quavering emotionality... Disappointingly subdued.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Choppy production... Scott is very good indeed, allowing us to follow his often tortured thought process during the soliloquies.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A quirky and rather cumbersome production.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“As tired as it is tiresome... Scott is an endearingly fragile prince, but he is disastrously inconsistent.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

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