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Thomas Ostermeier's Hamlet: a febrile drama of paranoia, vindictiveness and confusion

Hamlet Barbican Theatre, 30th November-4th December, Tel: 020 7638 8891

Two Hamlets vie for attention this month in London. Michael Sheen in the title role at the Young Vic will get the populist vote, but by far the most interesting production in years comes from Berlin. Director Thomas Ostermeier has been running the legendary Schaubühne theatre since 1999. In a succession of hits there, whether by Ibsen or contemporary writers such as…

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