Following the trajectory of the book, much of Chakrabarti's narrative focuses on the relationship between Shakespeare and his wife Agnes Hathaway. The two meet when the playwright was working as a Latin tutor and Hathaway as a natural healer. The giddiness of young love slips away as the play jumps forward a decade to when illness was rife in the family home: Hamnet's twin sister Judith fell ill with the bubonic plague first, recovering just before Hamnet's fatal contagion.
The RSC's acting artistic director Erica Whyman helms the production, which features a set by Tom Piper (The Wind in the Wilton's). Ajani Cabey stars as Hamnet, with Tom Varey playing Shakespeare opposite Madeleine Mantock as Agnes.
|What||Hamnet, Garrick Theatre|
|Where||Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
30 Sep 23 – 06 Jan 24, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|