Lazarus Theatre Company presents


by William Shakespeare
12 JAN - 4 FEB 2023

Ticket Prices:
£28 | £22.50 Concessions | All Previews £16


Above else: To thine own self be true.

Hamlet’s father is dead, his mother remarried to his uncle – who has just become King.

Told through the eyes and experience of the young characters (yes, the adults are gone) Shakespeare’s monumental play comes to the stage in this ravishing, modern, physical and fast paced ensemble production. Denmark will never be the same again.

Recommended for ages 14+.

“This is the show to see”
“Visually striking”
“Dynamic production”
The Spy in the Stalls on Doctor Faustus

“Lazarus make excellent classical theatre… Truly spectacular” View from the Gods on Troilus & Cressida

“An epic battle of the sexes to a modern upbeat soundtrack, donned with face glitter and wellies…It’s the kind of show you’ll be thinking about for days afterwards” London Pub Theatres on The Taming of the Shrew

“A terrific ensemble… “It is inclusive and engaging, making this a great introduction to Shakespeare in general” Mind the Blog on Macbeth

“This new production sparkles with humour and reverie… For Shakespeare aficionados this will be a wonderful adaptation of the original, and for everyone else, it’s a perfect way to enjoy a classic.” Theatre Weekly on A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Theatre: The Large

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm

Tue & Sat: 3pm

Running Time: 100 minutes.

No interval and no re-entry.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

This production contains smoke, haze, smoking, strobe lighting, flashing screens, gunfire, blood and scenes of a violent and sexual nature.

Captioned Performance

Thursday 2 February at 7:30pm.

Wednesday 25th January 2023
Post-show Q&A with members of the company. Free with a ticket for that evening’s performance.

The Company

Micha Colombo
Michael Hawkey
Juan Hernandez
Lexine Lee
Amber Mendez-Martin
Sam Morris
Kiera Murray
Raj Swamy
Kalifa Taylor
Alex Zur
Ricky Dukes
Stuart Glover
Jovana Backovic
Sorcha Corcoran
Alice Emery
Charles Flint
Tobias Millard
Verena Prandstaetter
Millie Feary
Gavin Harrington-Odedra
Chloé Nelkin Consulting

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Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

Tickets may be reserved for two weeks without payment, and we can send an invoice which can be settled via a card payment, bank transfer, or cheque.

Once an enquiry form has been submitted the box office team will be in touch to confirm and invoice within 1-2 working days. If you have any questions please contact

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How to find us

Southwark Playhouse Borough
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Closest Tube Station:
Elephant & Castle (Northern Line & Bakerloo Line)
Take the London Southbank University exit.

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Food & Drink

Opening Hours

Monday 5.30pm to 11pm
Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
Sundays 5pm to 11pm if we have a show on.


Our bars serve an assortment of beverages and snacks to suit all tastes from hot and cold soft drinks to beer, wine, cocktails and spirits and a whole lot more.

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We Need Your Support

It’s been a difficult few years and things don’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. 

Southwark Playhouse is a registered charity that delivers a year-round programme of entertaining and enriching work yet receives no regular funding.

Why not consider making a donation to help us keep on keeping on during these tough times!

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