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Encore screening of National Theatre’s ‘Hamlet’ Wednesday

HAMLET BY Shakespeare, Giles Terera, Director – Nicholas Hytner, Designer – Vicki Mortimer, Lighting – Jon Clarke, The National Theatre, London, 2010, production image, Credit: Johan Persson/
Photographer: Johan Persson |

The next opportunity for Nevada County audiences to enjoy a live theater experience direct from the National Theatre in London, will be Wednesday with an encore screening of the National’s 2010 production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”

Directed by Nicolas Hytner (artistic director of the National Theatre and director of such NT Live production favorites as “One Man, Two Guvnors”) and starring Rory Kinnear (“Skyfall”), the play tells the story of Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, who sees his father’s ghost.

Tormented with loathing and consumed by grief, he must avenge his father’s murder. What he cannot foresee is the destruction that ensues.

This modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays paints Denmark as a surveillance state, whose heads of state are cold, relentless politicians.

The play stars Clare Higgins as Hamlet’s mother Gertrude, Ruth Negga as Ophelia and David Calder as Polonius. The play will be broadcast from the Olivier Theatre, the largest auditorium at London’s National Theatre, seating more than 1,000.

Critic Adam Feldman of Time Out-New York calls Kinnear’s “Hamlet” “crisp, insightful, varied and psychologically persuasive” while lauding actress Clare Higgins portrayal of Gertrude as “fascinating.”

National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Hamlet returns to cinemas one time only as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

“Hamlet” plays at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Group rates are also available.

Advance tickets are available now at the Sierra Cinemas box office or online at http://sierratheaters.com. Sierra Cinemas is located at 840-C E. Main St. at the corner of Hughes Road in Grass Valley.

For more information, call 530-477-1100 or visit http:// sierratheaters.com.

For information on National Theatre Live, visit http://ntlive.com.

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