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A slice of the Bard's finest is heading to Milton Keynes in the coming week

A slice of the Bard's finest is heading to Milton Keynes in the coming week

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IT WAS written a little over 400 years ago, and yet remains a staple of theatre life.

It isn’t simply famous, it is a legendary tragedy, and from Tuesday Shakespeare’s Hamlet will be on the MK Theatre stage, for a five day run.

As millions of Bard favourers the world over already know, Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark.

Having come face to face with his father’s ghost he is tormented with loathing and consumed by grief and decides that he must avenge his father’s murder.

But what he cannot forsee is the destruction that ensues...

Hamlet spins around themes of treachery,revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

It also clocks in as Shakespeare’s longest play, so be seated and make yourselves comfortable for a sterling body of work delivered by an equally exceptional cast.

Rory Kinnear, who has been nominated for an Olivier for Best Actor for his depiction of Hamlet, takes the title role here too.

Having enjoyed a sell-out run at the Olivier Theatre, Hamlet is playing to just six venues countrywide, making for a rare and tasty opportunity to indulge in a slice of William’s most precious, on local soil.

‘Kinnear excels,’ says The Guardian, simply.

Tickets start at £14 and rise to £36.

Call and book yours on 0844 871 7652.