The King is dead. The Queen has now married his brother. Prince Hamlet is in mourning.

Negotiations begin with a former adversary that could plunge the country into another war. In the early hours of the morning, the old King’s ghost is seen stalking the battlements. When Hamlet confronts his father’s spirit, a terrible secret is unleashed which forces the young Prince on an adventure of self-discovery, vengeance, madness and murder.

Artistic Director Mark Leipacher directs multi award-winning ensemble The Faction. Launching their third Rep Season, the company bring their trademark aesthetic to Shakespeare’s masterpiece.


The Faction are a New Diorama Associate Company. This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund. 

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Production Image by A.J Coley.


The Faction are a young company who breathe new life into modern texts and stage them in an energetic, invigorating and often intense way. Winners of the Peter Brook Equity Ensemble Award, 2011, with New Diorama for their production of The Robbers and their ambitious NDT Rep Seasons, and recent winners of the Off-West End Best Ensemble Award 2013.



"What impresses most is the organic inspiration of the ensemble work...unforgettable."
★★★★ The Independent on Twelfth Night