Award–winning director Lyndsey Turner´s new production of Hamlet features Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. As is well known, Hamlet is one of the most challenging roles in Shakespeare, and an actor’s career is often defined, at least to an extent, by his portrayal of the conflicted Danish Prince.
Cumberbatch had spoken of his interest in performing the role some time before confirming his participation in this strictly limited 12–week run at the Barbican.
The highly anticipated Hamlet sold out in hours when this show went on sale last August, but we still have great ticket and hotel packages available.*
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THE WINTER’S TALE
By William Shakespeare
With Judi Dench & Kenneth Branagh
Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. Judi Dench will play Paulina, Kenneth Branagh will play Leontes
Don’t miss the opportunity to see this rare theatrical event at the Garrick Theatre from 17 October 2015 – 16 January 2016.
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FARINELLI AND THE KING
Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem) stars in Claire van Kampen’s moving and mesmerising new play, directed by John Dove.
Depressed and plagued by insomnia, King Philippe V (Rylance) of Spain lies awake in his chamber. The Queen, desperate to find a cure, hears of Farinelli – a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it. Even Philippe is astonished when Farinelli sings, and begs him to stay. But will Farinelli, one of the greatest celebrities of his time, choose a life of solitude over fame and fortune in the opera-houses of Europe?
FARINELLI AND THE KING DETAILS HERE
Imelda Staunton delivers a “knock-out performance” as Momma Rose in Jonathan Kent’s “dazzling revival”.
Based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee, it tells the tale of Momma Rose and her two daughters trekking across America in their family vaudeville act. But times are changing, audiences are expecting more, and the two girls have their own ambitions in mind.
With lyrics by Stephen Sondheim this is the first time Gypsy has been seen in London for 40 years.
GYPSY HOTEL AND SHOW BREAK DETAILS HERE
Terms and conditions
† The Winter’s Tale Theatre Break: 4* Kensington Close & Spa price is based on a one night stay for two adults sharing a twin or double executive room, with English breakfast and Price Band E seats to see The Winter’s Tale on the 18th December 2015.
Farinelli and The King Theatre Break: 4* Kensington Close & Spa price is based on a one night stay for two adults sharing a twin or double room, with English breakfast and Price Band E seats to see Farinelli and The King on the 14th September 2015.
Gypsy Theatre Break: 4* Strand Palace price is based on a one night stay for two adults sharing a double room, with continental breakfast and Price Band D seats to see Gypsy on the 10th July 2015.
* All theatre breaks are subject to hotel and theatre availability and exclusions. Train ticket discounts and stay extensions can only be purchased at the time of booking an inclusive break.
Once booked, your package is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged or refunded. You will be sent your theatre break confirmation by email after you book.
Prices reflect the purchase price with the booking fee already included. Early booking is recommended. For hotel and restaurant package terms and conditions, please click through to the website.
Friday 19th June 2015