Hamlet

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National Theatre Live

Hamlet

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 07 November - 19 December 2015

By William Shakespeare
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed by Lyndsey Turner

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh,Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Captured live on stage in London and screened at Riverside.

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films

Dates & Times:
Saturday 7 November 1pm
Sunday 8 November 1pm
Saturday 14 November 1pm
Sunday 15 November 1pm
Monday 16 November 10am – SCHOOLS SCREENING (INCLUDING Q&A)
Wednesday 18 November 10am – SCHOOLS SCREENING (INCLUDING Q&A)
Saturday 28 November 1pm – NEW SCREENING ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Sunday 6 December 1pm – NEW SCREENING ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Thursday 17 December 10am – WEEKDAY MATINEE SCREENING – Tickets include tea and biscuits (Served from 10am – 10:30am)
Saturday 19 December 1pm – NEW SCREENING ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

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SUITABLE FOR YEARS 10 – 12

SCHOOL TICKETS

$15 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 20 students)
These special school screenings will be followed by a Q&A/ discussion led by award-winning actor and director, Damien Ryan. Damien, the ‘Benedict Cumberbatch’ of Sydney, is the Managing Artistic Director of Sport for Jove Theatre Company and specialises in directing and producing Shakespearian Drama and other classics. His hugely successful 2012/2013 production of Hamlet (Seymour Centre/ Riverside) was critically acclaimed and adored by teachers and students alike.

BOOKING STEP-BY-STEP

STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form

Hamlet Schools Booking Form

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.

STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us

Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:

Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Mail: Jodie Benbrook, Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta NSW 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.

STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.

STEP 4. Final Payment

Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.

STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools

A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.

STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!

Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
  • Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
  • Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
  • Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
  • The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.

Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.

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Duration

Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes (Including interval)
Thursday 17 December matinee also includes tea and biscuits

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $22
Sidekicks Concession $19
Adult $25
Concession $22
F/T Student $15
Child Under 16 $15
Student/Teacher $15

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00