"Hamnet is a must see. There were a lot of metaphors, and they got me right here [tapping his heart]" - @playhouseEd
"Absolutely loved it...Renewed my love for live theatre." - Yana, from the blog
"It was otherworldly and so beautiful!"
"It was amazing, I want to see it again."
"What a great performance, loved the video effects."
“ABSOLUTELY stunning & gorgeous.” – @TankWitch
“Haunting, funny, and complex. Brilliantly performed and staged.” – @BrianJPick
"I came because I thought it was a clever idea to use Shakespeare’s son to tell a different story about him. I left with far more than that story — with so much to think about. What a great performance, loved the video effects. And, one hour — yay!"
"I still find it hard to believe that an eleven year old did that all practically on his own. Not many could have pulled off doing an hour-long show with hardly any set, a limited amount of props and practically no time off stage. But Aran Murphy did it..." - Broadway World
“A captivating turn from 14-year-old Ollie West. Watching him, one has the sense of seeing a very starry actor in the making.” - Jared Bowen, WGBH Arts Editor
"Brilliantly written, and a extraordinarily creative staging from Dead Centre, Hamnet is one of the most riveting works to come out of Ireland in recent years." - Brian O'Donovan, Host WGBH's A Celtic Sojourn
“Extraordinary production of grief, fatherhood, and the shadow of those we love and miss.” - Theater Mirror
"Hamnet has been earning raves around the world and Boston audiences should not miss this opportunity to see it." - EDGE Media Network
"The play is a one man show or rather a one boy show...Ollie West threw all my assumptions about a one person show out the window...[He] was excellent as Hamnet." - City Living Boston
"Hamnet is the epitome of pre-teen candor and angst: an honest portrait of a hurt yet devoted son." - Harvard Crimson
"Hamnet: a play for Shakespeare's forgotten son (and one 11-year-old actor)." - The Guardian, UK
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "It was, quite frankly, riveting viewing...the absent father is a narrative that many of us have experienced, or seen. It is not hard to empathize. It is masterful." - Nothing Ever Happens In Brisbane Blog
SEP 20 - OCT 7, 2018
Emerson Paramount Center
Robert J. Orchard Stage
60 minutes, no intermission
Tickets from $20
Parental Advisory: One scene in this production contains some nudity of a non-sexual nature.
Audio Described Performance
SAT, SEP 29 @ 8PM
Performers: Ollie West and Aran Murphy
Directors: Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd
Producer: Aisling Ormonde
Text: Bush Moukarzel, Ben Kidd and William Shakespeare