The Globe set to bring Hamlet to Portsmouth museum

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IT WAS regarded as one of William Shakespeare’s most popular works.

Now the famous playwright’s tragedy Hamlet is set to come to Portsmouth.

Members of London’s Shakespeare’s Globe will perform to crowds at the City Museum Gardens between June 7 and 9.

Portsmouth will be the first port of call for the touring production before it heads off to a number of regional and international outdoor venues.

It will eventually finish at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on September 1.

Taking on the role of Hamlet is Michael Benz, who performed in Trevor Nunn’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead – a play which focuses on the role of minor Hamlet characters.

Carlyss Peer, who performed in Sir Peter Hall’s production of comedy play The Rivals, will be taking on the role of Ophelia. Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of the Globe, and Globe regular Bill Buckhurst, will co-direct the play.

For tickets contact Shakespeare’s Globe box office on (020) 7401 9919