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Hamlet’s father is unexpectedly dead. Returning home from university, he is shocked to discover that the funeral wake has rapidly turned into a celebration of his mother’s remarriage to the dead man’s brother.

Then one night, a visit from beyond the grave confirms Hamlet’s worst fears and sets him on a bloody path to madness, murder and revenge.

Brian Ferguson takes on the title role of the troubled Hamlet. Roberta Taylor - well known for her lead roles in The Bill and EastEnders and a regular performer at the Citizens during the 1980s – joins forces with her husband and stage and screen actor Peter Guinness to play Gertrude and Claudius.

Dominic Hill directs Shakespeare’s brutal and gripping tragedy of a family falling apart under the weight of suspicion, murder, infidelity and grief.

An Afternoon with The Dane

Sat 27 Sep, 11:45am - 12:45pm
A pre-matinee event with conversation, questions and lunch provided.


Schools Events

We have three schools workshops for Hamlet:
• Inside the Rehearsal Room,
• Inside The Play,
• Inside A Professional Technical Rehearsal

Find out more here.

One may smile, and smile, and be a villain


  • 19 Sep 2014 to 11 Oct 2014
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    • Fri 19 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Sat 20 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Tue 23 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Wed 24 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Thu 25 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Fri 26 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Sat 27 Sep 2014 @ 2.00PM
    • Sat 27 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Tue 30 Sep 2014 @ 1.30PM
    • Tue 30 Sep 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Wed 1 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Thu 2 Oct 2014 @ 10.30AM
    • Thu 2 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Fri 3 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Sat 4 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Tue 7 Oct 2014 @ 1.30PM
    • Tue 7 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Wed 8 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Thu 9 Oct 2014 @ 10.30AM
    • Thu 9 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Fri 10 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM
    • Sat 11 Oct 2014 @ 7.30PM

Main Theatre

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50p - £20.50
Concessions available
Preview £8.50 | Tuesdays £12.50

50p tickets on sale Sat 13 Sep

£2 online transaction fee applies

See Pricing for all prices, concessions and offers inc. Season Pass and 50p tickets

Previews 19, 20, 23 Sep
Audio Described 1 Oct
Signed 3 Oct (BSL Interpreters - Yvonne Strain / Catherine King)
Captioned 4 Oct, 7.30pm

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

Cast & Creative Team >

Director - Dominic Hill
Design - Tom Piper
Lighting - Ben Ormerod
Sound - Nikola Kodjabashia
Assistant Director - Gareth Nicholls
Fight Director - Raymond Short


Adam Best - Laertes / Rosencrantz
Cliff Burnett - Polonius
Cameron Crighton - Guildenstern / Player Queen
Martin Donaghy - Horatio
Brian Ferguson - Hamlet
Peter Guinness - Claudius
Ben Onwukwe - Gravedigger / Ghost / Player King
Roberta Taylor - Gertrude
Meghan Tyler - Ophelia



22nd August 2014

Hello Heather, This production of Hamlet is the original Shakespearian language, however it has been shortened in places.

Heather Logan

18th August 2014

Hi there, I was wondering if this play is an adaptation of the original using contemporary language or is it fully performed in Shakesperian language? many thanks, Heather.

Margaret mcgrory

26th July 2014

Sounds fantastic I will defiantly bring my 7yr old granddaughter along.

Tracy Carruthers

7th July 2014

CL REPLIED I would like to enrol my 8yr old daughter in your weekly acting classes for sat or sun any of the times. Do you have spaces?

Tricia Preston

6th July 2014

Thank you so much for the wonderful photographs that I have just come across today. Many many thanks for the workshop on Friday evening. It was wonderful and a true education for mankind world wide.

Bernard Johns

6th June 2014

I simply loved this glorious mash up of the Shakespeare. It had the play at its heart but didn't worry about it too much! The performances were full of energy and the action included me. I too am a regular theatre goer and I haven't seen something this fun and bold in years. Linda Hoskins needs to re-connect with her funny bone. If she has one.

Patricia Preston

1st June 2014

I am involved in a very small part of this play but I am astounded at the new up and coming talent this will open up to the world of acting, set,costume and sound. Truely a voyage of discovery for all theatre lovers both old and new. A must see and those that do will enjoy seeing new talent for the very first time and rewarded talent of the future. If anyone in the industry knows their stuff they will be rewarded by a show they will enjoy and seeing acting ability at it's best not to mention our wonderful Joyce and the band.Written by geniuses and will bring fond memories to our audience. What more can I say.

Francesrose kelly

17th May 2014

The Global Savages are coming to glasgow...and I personally cant wait....because I am in the show...I first met them in Rotterdam whilst doing a show there...and from me this humble glasgow gorbals savage....says aw right ma muckers...gone yer sell xxxx

David Nicol

9th May 2014

Wigz are the biz at the citz!


30th April 2014

If you want to learn more about Glasgow and the way people speak in this city, check out the YouTube Stanley Baxter video of Parliamo Glasgow.....

Liz Coll

26th April 2014

If you want to learn more about Glasgow and the way people speak in this city, check out the YouTube Stanley Baxter video of Parliamo Glasgow.....

rikki & dee

16th April 2014

What an excellent portraial of Ivor Cutler & his life. Full of humour, witt & surrealism. Full marks to the cast for a superb performance of the finest quality. This show should play in the west end. Would recommend it to everyone. Thank for a very entertaining evening!!!!!

Charlie Friel

14th April 2014

One of the best shows I have seen. I do hope it will be put on again in the future.

kim clugston

14th April 2014

I thought this production was utterly amazing! well done to all the actors, you were just brilliant! It so took me back to being a teenager and listening to John Peel every evening. I had Ivors records and books and he was a big influence on me way back then. This was funny and sentimental to me all at the same time. Thank you Vanishing point for making my weekend so special! grin)


31st March 2014

Wish I hadn't bothered to change from monday to sunday. Short, unprepared, disappointing show.

Citizens Theatre

31st March 2014

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot provide up-to-date availability for classes via these comments, you must contact the Box Office directly on 0141 429 0022.

Sarah Patterson

31st March 2014

The show was not good at all - quite boring in parts. Just as well it didn't last too long - about an hour and a half - including a 20 minute break! Definitely would not recommend.

Claire Lowney

27th March 2014

Hi Graeme Your name can be put on a waiting list by contacting our box office team on 0141 429 0022. Please be aware, though, that the list is already quite long!

Graeme watson

26th March 2014

I'm very keen to come & see ruby wax. Is there a list I could put my name on for my possible returned tickets? My mobile number is 07739706779. Cheers Graeme

Patricia Preston

14th March 2014

Congratulations to the crew and cast for the play 'Refugee Boy' for a job well done on Wednesday. I enjoyed the energy and movements throughout and so did my friends that were with me. Please pass on my best wishes to all involved and give them my thanks. Once again the 'Citizens' have excelled themselves on a play well done. I have recommended it to others who are sure to come along and see this show.

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