‘Hamlet’ to open Dublin Theatre Festival 2014

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Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Dublin Theatre Festival will this year present his most famous play in a spectacular production from one of the world’s great theatre houses, Berlin’s Schaubühne. The announcement of this flagship event comes in advance of the festival’s full programme launch which will take place in July.

Under the direction of Thomas Ostermeier, whose last festival production of Hedda Gabler in 2006 was a sell-out hit, this remarkable show will transform the stage of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to resemble a huge graveyard, covered in earth, blood and water.

Since its première in 2008, Hamlet has toured worldwide to enormous critical and audience acclaim, to cities including Buenos Aires, Taipei, Sydney, Seoul, Athens and London. Now it makes its Irish première, officially opening the 2014 Festival on Thursday 25 September 2014.

Tickets, from €15, are available now from the Dublin Theatre Festival Box Office online.

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