Experience ‘pure theatre gold’ (Mail on Sunday) as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s hotly anticipated world premiere production of Maggie O’Farrell’s HAMNET transfers to London’s Garrick Theatre this autumn following a sell-out run in Stratford-upon-Avon.

‘She’s like no one I’ve ever met… She’s like fire and water all at once.’

Based on Maggie O’Farrell’s best-selling novel and adapted by award-winning playwright Lolita Chakrabarti (Life of Pi, Red Velvet, Hymn), ‘evocative and beautifully acted’ (The Times) HAMNET pulls back a curtain on the story of the greatest writer in the English language and the woman who was the constant presence and purpose of his life.

Directed by Acting RSC Artistic Director Erica Whyman the ‘evening soars and sears’ (Daily Telegraph) with set design by Tom Piper, Lighting by Prema Mehta, Music by Oguz Kaplangi, Sound by Xana, Movement by Ayse Tashkiran, Fights by Kate Waters and Casting by Amy Ball CDGHAMNET is an ‘unbearably moving’ (Daily Mail) love letter to passion, birth, grief and the magic of nature.

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What is Hamnet about?

Warwickshire, 1582. Agnes Hathaway, a natural healer, meets the Latin tutor, William Shakespeare. Drawn together by powerful but hidden impulses, they create a life together and make a family.

When the plague steals 11-year-old Hamnet from his loving parents, they must each confront their loss alone. And yet, out of the greatest suffering, something of extraordinary wonder is born.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from 30 Sep 2023 – 6 Jan 2024

Running Time


Cast & Creatives

From Stratford-Upon-Avon run: Ajani Cabey (Hamnet/Thomas Day), Sarah Belcher (Joan), Will Brown (Burbage/Father John), Frankie Hastings (Eliza), Karl Haynes (Ned), Alex Jarrett (Judith), Madeline Mantock (Agnes), Hannah McPake (Jude), Elizabeth Rider (Mary), Rose Riley (Tilly/Caterina), Harmony Rose-Bremner (Susanna), Obioma Ugoala (Bartholomew), Tom Varey (William), Peter Wright (John), Haydn Burke (Off-Stage Understudy), Faye Campbell (Off-Stage Understudy)

Erica Whyman (Director), Tom Piper (Designer), Prema Mehta (Lighting), Oguz Kaplangi (Music),

Booking Period

30 Sep 2023 - 6 Jan 2024

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 1:30PM, 7:30PM

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Venue Information

Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Rd, Charing Cross, London WC2H 0HH

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Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Charing Cross or Leicester Square


3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 24, 29, 30

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Upper St Martin's Lane

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