so, this is one of my very fave fave plays, not least because a) I heart Hamlet and b) I have watched the Gary Oldman/Tim Roth film a zillion times. c) also, I love Tom Stoppard. It is a thing that I never tire of revisiting.
I’ve seen it on stage once before (Simon Russell Beale, Adrian Scarborough, Alan flippin’ Howard as the Player King) but that is lost in the mists of my imperfect memory. I missed the Sam Barnett/Jamie Parker one to my eternal regret. This one, this one was fucking fantastic. Three exceptional performances, a wonderful production, and a reminder of how there is nothing to beat live theatre.
Oh and I’m off to see Hamlet tomoz, which is nicely serendipitous.