The Almeida Theatre in London are offering free tickets for those under 25 during their four day festival called Hamlet For Free. Andrew Scott makes his Almeida debut in their production of Hamlet which will run from 10th-13th April with a total of five performances. Almeida’s Artistic Director, Rupert Goold said: “We want to open up the doors of the theatre and welcome everyone aged 25 and under inside to experience the shows we create, the actors on stage, the creatives off stage, and to offer a platform for young people to explore their own talent, at no cost.”
The festival will also showcase more performances such as Press Go; an interactive tour of Islington that is directed by Hannah Wood. Another event, called Answers Back, is a play that explores the leadership of Hamlet hosted by a panel. Lads Lounge is a performance led by Jacob Anderson, who played Greyworm in Game Of Thrones, that is a discussion about the topic of masculinity as well as his career in music and TV.
The Hamlet For Free festival’s sensational line up features actress Juliet Stevenson, Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke, spoken word artist Polarbear and Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold amongst other popular names. Up to 1,650 people will be witnessing this great day that also promises workshops and masterclasses from the professionals listed.
The tickets will be available to book after 13th March; the under 25 ticket holders can only book two tickets per person. Advance tickets have now sold out. There will also be an audio described performance by VocalEyes along with captions for those who are blind or deaf on Wednesday 12th April at 1:30pm.