Hamnet photo on Stagedoor

Hamnet Tickets

William Shakespeare had one son. He named him Hamnet. He then left home to pursue his career in theatre, effectively abandoning his family.

Hamnet photo on Stagedoor
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Sat 26 May - Mon 28 May, 5pm & 7.45pm

About Hamnet

In 1596, he was told that the boy – who was then 11 years old – was seriously ill. By the time Shakespeare reached Stratford, Hamnet had died. In 1599, Shakespeare wrote a play called Hamlet. Hamnet is too young to understand Shakespeare. And he is one letter away from being a great man. We are too old to understand Hamnet. How close are we to greatness? We meet in the middle, in a theatre, in purgatory: youth reaching forward to a life it will never know, an audience reaching back to a life it has forgotten. From the makers of the Fringe First and OBIE Award-winning LIPPY and Chekhov’s First Play, Hamnet is a solo work for an 11-year-old boy. Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain