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Theatre: Hamlet at Dublin Theatre Festival (Irish Sign Language interpreted performance)

13 Oct 2018 (Past)

Gate Theatre

‘The time is out of joint. O cursèd spite,
That ever I was born to set it right!’

A murdered King. A remarried Queen. A state on the precipice. When society starts to collapse, do we fight or flee?

Hamlet is one of the most revived Shakespeare plays in the Gate’s 90 year history (1928–2018). In celebration of the theatre’s pioneering founders, Hilton Edwards and Micheál Mac Liammóir, Shakespeare’s iconic story of politics, vengeance, madness and murder is reimagined in a ground-breaking, visionary Gate Theatre production for today’s audience.

Oscar-nominated Irish actress, Ruth Negga, makes her Gate stage debut in the title role of Hamlet, joined by a cast of Ireland’s finest actors. Award-winning director Yaël Farber heads an exciting creative team including Tony Award-winning set and costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Paul Keogan and composer Tom Lane.

‘The dilemma “to be or not to be” has held us in its thrall for centuries – and has never seemed more potent and urgent. A Hamlet for our time.’ — Yaël Farber, Director

Booking Information

Estimated running time: Approximately 3 hours including interval.

Tickets: €25-€55

Irish Sign Language Interpreted Performance on Saturday 13th of October at 1.30pm. Patrons availing of this service are advised to book via boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie to access a discounted ticket rate and seats with the best sight lines.  Amanda Coogan will be the ISL Interpreter for this performance.

Loop System The Gate Theatre auditorium has an Induction Loop system installed in Rows D to J. Induction loops and infrared systems enable people with hearing aids to receive amplified sounds from within a specific area directly into their hearing device, without interference from background noise being amplified too.

Lift access to the auditorium can be arranged by calling box office on +353 1 874 4045 or email at boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie.

The Box Office is open from 10.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Saturday.

Cast and Creative Team
Cast includes: Fiona Bell, Gavin Drea, Aoife Duffin, Nick Dunning, Peter Gaynor, Steve Hartland, Mark Huberman, Gerard Kelly, Conor Madden, Barry McKiernan, Ruth Negga, Owen Roe, and Gerard Walsh
Directed by: Yaël Farber
Set and Costume Design: Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design: Paul Keogan
Sound Design: Tom Lane
Movement Director: Muirne Bloomer
Voice Director: Andrea Ainsworth
Associate Director: Marc Atkinson
Textual Advisor: Ben Power

This production is funded by the Arts Council.


Dublin Theatre Festival
Gate Theatre
Irish Sign Language
Irish Sign Language Interpreted Performance
Ruth Negga
sign language
Sign Language Interpreted Performance