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Elsinore: Part 1

Synopsis
When his brother, Claudius is captured by the notorious Pirate, Captain True, King Hamlet is sent a ransom demand. At home in Denmark, the seeds of rebellion begin to take root.

Elsinore is set in an alternative Europe of the 1930s and re-imagines the Danish Court in the years leading up to the evens in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Series
Elsinore
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United Kingdom
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
1 Jan 2018 at 14:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Director
Marc Beeby; Sasha Yevtushenko
Writer
Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Cast
John HeffernanHamlet
John LightClaudius
Clive HaywardPolonius
Abbie AndrewsBeatrix
Adam Fitzgerald 
Chetna PandyaCaptain True
David ReakesArchimedes
Isabella InchbaldKatya
Neil McCaulAnders
Philip BethertonHoratio
Rupert Holliday EvansOlsson
Tayla Kovacevic-EbongYorick

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
1930s
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Politics & government; Shakespeare
Keywords
Denmark; tragedy

Notes

Notes
A four-part, prequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09k1fjl
Online format
Streamed

Distributor

Name

BBC Radio 4

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 External site opens in new window

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