By William Shakespeare
This was a National Theatre production that opened at the Lyttleton Theatre on the 15th July 2000 and subsequently played at Elsinore in Denmark, Stadsteatern in Stockholm and the National Theatre in Belgrade.
It also toured in the UK and Ireland, visiting Brighton, Glasgow, Dublin, Plymouth and Bath before playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and the Wilbur Theatre in Boston.
On the American leg of the tour, the roles played by the late Denis Quilley were played by the late Peter Blythe.
Simon Russell Beale's performance as Hamlet was recently described by the New York Times as 'as close to a definitive Hamletas I'm ever likely to see'.
|Music Director||Jonathan Cooper|
|Fight Director||](http://www.rsc.org.uk/content/5577.aspx)[Terry King|
|Company Voice & Text||Patsy Rodenburg|
|Staff Director||Stephen Wrentmore|
|Hamlet, *Prince of Denmark*||Simon Russell Beale|
|Hamlet, *his father*||Sylvester Morand|
|Claudius, *his uncle*||Peter McEnery|
|Gertrude, *his mother*||Sara Kestelman|
|Polonius, *Lord Chamberlain*||Denis Quilley|
|Laertes, *his son*||Guy Lankester|
|Ophelia, his sister||Cathryn Bradshaw|
|Reynaldo, his servant||Edward Gower|
|Player King||Sylvester Morand|
|Player Queen||Janet Spencer-Turner|
|Players||Chloe Angharad](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1226809/), [Michael Wildman|
|Francisco, a soldier||Edward Gower|
|Barnardo, an officer||Ken Oxtoby|
|Marcellus, an officer||Martin Chamberlain|
|Osric, a courtier||Michael Wildman|
|Gentlewomen||Chloe Angharad](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1226809/), [Janet Spencer-Turner|
|The Grave-digger||Denis Quilley|
|The Priest||Ken Oxtoby|
|Oboe/Shawm/Recorder Belinda Sykes/||Ann Allen|