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February 27, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Prince Hamlet

Hosted by National Arts Centre (NAC)


1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada

February 27 – March 9

When he learns his father’s death was no accident, Prince Hamlet sets out to find the truth for himself. Staring down his own mortality, the prince uses theatre and trickery to gain a confession from his uncle, and ultimately becomes a killer himself.

Combining English and American Sign Language, this remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-bent cast and creates a fully integrated retelling for both hearing and Deaf audiences. Starring Christine Horne as Hamlet (Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance) and Dawn Jani Birley as Horatio (Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Actress in a Play) – “this is no ordinary Hamlet.” – Toronto Star.

Visionary director Ravi Jain brings forward a Hamlet for our rapidly changing times: a daring, stylish and inclusive take on the world’s most famous play. The national tour of this highly-acclaimed production is not to be missed.

A Why Not Theatre production.

More information and tickets

ASL integrated performance. Wheelchair accessible venue. Accessible seating is available through the box office at 613-947-7000 ext. 620. Assistive listening devices available. Accessible entrance on Elgin Street. Accessible parking is available on level P3 of the parking garage. Para Transpo drop off locations at the NAC Stage door during weekdays, and at Freiman Lane evenings and weekends. More accessibility information is available on the National Arts Centre website.