Last year Oscar-nominated actress Ruth Negga (Loving, Preacher) proved that the play’s the thing when she mesmerized Dublin audiences as the student prince in a fierce, bold production of Hamlet at the Gate. Critics were bowled over – the Guardian hailed her performance as “a fascinating mix of male and female: a dark-suited, swift-spoken, ferociously intelligent figure.” Next year New York audiences will get to see what all the fuss is about when the production transfers to St. Ann’s Warehouse as part of the theatre’s 40th season celebrations.
All of the original Gate cast will be travelling to New York, Aoife Duffin as Ophelia, Nick Dunning as Polonius, and esteemed actor Owen Roe as Claudius. “Having our acclaimed production travel to New York and to have St Ann’s Warehouse present Hamlet as part of their 40th Anniversary is an exciting and important development for the Gate Theatre,” said Gate Artistic Director Selina Cartmell. “Stories like Hamlet have been helping us make sense of the world for generations, and with the incredible combination of Yaël’s transformative vision and Ruth’s extraordinary performance, in this important collaboration with Susan Feldman and the St Ann’s Warehouse team in association with Kate Pakenham Productions, this story will be told anew for the 21st century.” The Gate production of Hamlet begins a month of performances at St. Ann’s on February 1, 2020.