A Bell Shakespeare production


Dark acts result in darker consequences. And there is little that’s darker and more complicated than the act of revenge.

A family torn apart by murder, a son burdened with the truth and the task of avenging his father, and a country on the brink of war.

Anguish, passion and desperation collide in this tragic telling of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark who is tormented by the impossibility of his dilemma, and who remains one of theatre’s most fascinating characters.

Damien Ryan, returning to Bell Shakespeare following the critically acclaimed Henry V in 2014, will deliver a new production of Hamlet, infused with the passion, contemplation and emotion that Shakespeare’s compelling poetry cries out for.

Josh McConville (Griffin Theatre Company’s The Boys, and Sydney Theatre Company’s Mojo) and rising star Matilda Ridgway (Sport For Jove’s A Doll’s House) will delve into the depths of complexity, violence, philosophical reflection, madness and maddening seduction of Hamlet.

Patron advice Recommended for ages 15+
3 hours 5 minutes (including interval)

Read The Directors Essay by Damien Ryan – an excellent read.

Hamlet is part of NORPA’s Theatre for Schools program.


Adult $49
Senior $44
Concession $42
U18 $22

Subscriber prices
Adult $40
Senior $36
Concession $34
U18 $18

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Listen to John Bell talk about this production of Hamlet and why, after 25 years, Bell Shakespeare have decided to tour Shakespeare’s most famous play.


Cast includes Josh McConville and Matilda Ridgway

Join the cast of Hamlet for a Q&A session after the performance on Saturday 29 August.


Bar and Pop-up diner open from 6pm. Alfresco dining on the Lismore City Hall forecourt. Sorry, no BYO.