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Nominated for the WhatsOnStage Awards 2024 for Best New Play

Experience the Royal Shakespeare Company’s hotly anticipated world premiere production of Maggie O’Farrell’s HAMNET now playing at London’s Garrick Theatre for a limited season until 17 February 2024, 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 book and adapted by award-winning playwright Lolita Chakrabarti (Life of Pi, Red Velvet, Hymn), 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 Erica Whyman, with Set Design by Tom Piper, Lighting by Prema Mehta, Sound by Simon Baker, Music by Oğuz Kaplangi, Movement by Ayse Tashkiran, Fights by Kate Waters and Casting by Amy Ball CDG, HAMNET is a 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 – 17 Feb 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), Amy Ball CDG (Casting), Ayse Tashkiran (Movement), Kate Waters (Fights)

Booking Period

30 Sep 2023 - 17 Feb 2024

Weekly Performances

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

For group bookings of 10 or more:
Submit a request online

Or call 020 7206 1176

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

Nearest Car Parks

Upper St Martin's Lane


Evening Standard

'Elegant and beguiling'

Daily Telegraph

'The evening soars and sears'

Financial Times

'Chakrabarti’s tender stage adaptation of O’Farrell’s heartbreaking novel’'

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