What you thought of Hamlet

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The curtain has now gone up on the Tour 2017 production of Hamlet, a revival of Brett Dean’s acclaimed new opera, which premiered at Festival 2017 this summer.

You can read a selection of press and audience quotes below.

Hamlet is on stage at Glyndebourne until 27 October, before touring to Canterbury, Norwich, Milton Keynes and Plymouth.

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What the critics are saying

‘David Butt Philip leads a marvellous new cast in this fine-tuned touring production of Brett Dean’s masterly opera’
★★★★★ – The Observer

‘a formidable achievement’
– The Guardian

‘the experience of hearing it live is unmissable’
– What’s On Stage

‘Dean’s well-crafted, darkly brooding score captures the essence of the tragedy’
– The Stage

‘David Butt Philip charted the descent from sardonic heir to clown prince mesmerically… [and Jennifer] France commanded the stage in Ophelia’s mud-spattered mad scene’
– Bachtrack


Audience reaction