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19 June - 27 July

Join us this summer for this punchy, swift outdoor promenade performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the beautiful grounds of St Paul’s Church in the heart of Covent Garden.

Amid the rubble of the old politics a populist King rose to power, promising a return to England’s golden age. But now he is dead, murdered; and in the following bloodbath his brother has seized the throne.  

A masked figure has been seen, stalking the shadows. There is whisper of a resistance, gathering in the dark.

To be or not to be, that is the question – but can the nation’s heir, Hamlet, find the answers?

Uphold the state; or join the rebels?

Be ready to choose in this thrilling contemporary production of Shakespeare’s greatest play; as directed by Daniel Winder.

Running Time: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Ticket Information

Main run: £20
Children (under 16): £15
Previews (19th – 24th June): £15

Families of 4 (minimum two children): £55
Families of 6 (minimum three children): £80

Aged 16 – 25? Find out about our Young Iris Membership Scheme! Click here for more information.

School and group rates are available, please contact marketing@iristheatre.com for more information.

Please note the performance on Thursday 20th June will begin at 19:45.

Press Reviews

‘A glorious production for our times’



‘A wholly satisfying evening that injects a dose of modern reality and relevance into Shakespeare’s famous tragedy’



‘Certainly a hit and ticked all the right boxes’


London Theatre Reviews




Daniel Winder


Mike Leopold

Set Designer

Mady Berry

Costume Designer

Filipe Gomes

Sound Designer

Helga Fannon

Video Designer

Jenet Le Lacheur


Jenny Horsthuis


Vinta Morgan


Clare Bloomer


Harold Addo


Joe Parker


Paula James

Polonius/ Gravedigger