This man is by far the best Hamlet I have seen. I was annoyed by the low attendance in the cinema, but his performance completely astounded me. For such a young actor to tackle such a great part as Hamlet is a huge challenge in itself, minus the intensity of this production. From the cultural shifts to the modernising twists, the production truly felt timeless and I felt honoured to be a part of a nationwide audience.
Paapa Essiedu is one of the nation’s up and coming actors, and he has earned his stripes because of this performance. I hope he receives standing ovations for the rest of the run at Stratford.