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February 11, 2011

Exam Question comes to life as Hamlet Hits Riverbank

Hamlet On Friday 18th and Saturday 19th February, Leaving Certificate students and Shakespeare lovers alike will be treated to an outstanding performance of Hamlet at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge.

Presented by Icarus Theatre Collective, this is an exciting version of Hamlet sure to enhance and reinforce all aspects of this iconic play.

Does revenge justify murder?
The King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death with devastating consequences for his family and the Kingdom.

The spirit of a murdered king, the wrath of a vengeful son, and the turmoil of Denmark in 1601.  Shakespeare’s most iconic and challenging play - arguably the world’s greatest dramatic work - tells the tale of young Prince Hamlet avenging his father’s death and confronting his uncle, the new King who stole his throne.

Cutting the original text down to around two and a half hours, Icarus Theatre Collective brings vividly to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters.  This brand new production portrays Shakespeare’s definitive tragedy of justice and revenge.

Running time: approx 2h 35m including 15 minute interval

Free programmes for school groups.

Hamlet: Prince of Denmark plays at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th February. Friday night is sold out but a limited number of tickets remain for Saturday night. Tickets are €15 with a €12 ticket available to students. For bookings call Riverbank Box Office 045 448327 or book online

Icarus Theatre Collective and Harrogate Theatre presents:

Hamlet: Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare,

€16/Students €12

Fri 18th Feb (sold out) / Sat 19th Feb, 8pm

A Must for Leaving Cert Students