A family drama of revenge and deciding the right thing to do.

With two actors, one musician and seven items in a suitcase, NIE’s ensemble finds inventive ways to tell this big and most famous of stories in a funny and accessible way. We will take you on a roller-coaster of excitement, humour and grief in equal measure in this bitesize retelling of Shakespeare.

“Hugely enjoyable and accessible version of Hamlet. The pace and selection of scenes was well conceived for abridged storytelling, and the small ensemble cast brought to life numerous characters with help from some surprising props. Who knew so much comedy was contained in this well-known tragedy? We were so pleased to include NIE in our Autumn Season, the quality and experimentation are always a great surprise.”Joanne Grey. Partnerships, Project and Funding Manager, Cambridgeshire County Council.  

“I really liked it because it had humour, heart-break and pain. The music quality was great. I loved the songs and the sound was calming. I especially liked the fight at the end. The way they told the story appealed to me. Ophilia was my favourite, but everyone was great.”Child 

Hamlet provided a wonderful opportunity for our students to be immersed in live theatre at school. The production was incredible. Our Year 6 children were transfixed throughout the performance, enjoying the acting, live music and singing. Ella Jones, Deputy Headteacher 

Suitable for ages 8+

Event details

Drama Family

Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult


Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.


No flash photography or iPads are allowed.


Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 12%.


No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.


All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy.


See our house rules.

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