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Prince Hamlet

A Why Not Theatre production in association with Soulpepper Theatre

Not yet two months after the death of King Hamlet, the Queen has remarried and Hamlet struggles to understand how the world and his mother are able to move on. Visited by the ghost of his father, Hamlet is directed to avenge his death by killing the murderer—his uncle, now step-father, and King. Prince Hamlet was Why Not Theatre’s debut production 10 years ago. We return to Shakespeare’s classic, reimagined by Aristic Director Ravi Jain, with Christine Horne in the title role.

“It might just be the perfect introduction to one of the greatest plays in Western theatre for the uninitiated.” – Torontoist (2007)

“Why Not Theatre is a great addition to the Toronto scene because clearly whatever Jain and his cohorts put on stage will be unpredictable.” – The Globe & Mail (2007)

*A note on ticket prices for Prince Hamlet: In order to ensure accessibility, Why Not Theatre invites you to pay what you can afford. You can pick any one of four prices—$5, $25, $50, $75—whichever suits your budget. All tickets are general admission, and there are no limits on any price level. Pick the price you can afford to pay for your ticket and book your seat.


Directed by Ravi Jain
Set and Costume Design by Lorenzo Savoini
Sound Design by Thomas Ryder Payne
Lighting Design by Andre du Toit
Featuring Christine Horne as Hamlet, Rick Roberts as Claudius, Karen Robinson as Gertrude, Maria Vacratsis as Polonius, Jeff Ho as Ophelia, Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah as Laertes, Miriam Fernandes as Rosencrantz/Player King/Gravedigger, Hannah Miller as Guildenstern/Player Queen/Gravedigger, Dawn Jani Birley as Horatio.

April 17, 2017
to April 29, 2017

Regular $5–$75


The Theatre Centre

Performance Dates

Performance Dates
Monday, April 17 – 8:00pm – Preview
Tuesday, April 18 – 8:00pm – Preview
Wednesday, April 19 – 8:00pm – Opening
Thursday, April 20 – 8:00pm
Friday, April 21 – 8:00pm
Saturday, April 22 – 2:00pm
Saturday, April 22 – 8:00pm
Monday, April 24 – 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 25 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, April 26 – 8:00pm
Thursday, April 27 – 8:00pm
Friday, April 28 – 8:00pm
Saturday, April 29 – 2:00pm
Saturday, April 29 – 8:00pm

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