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The Old Globe Production Of 'Hamlet: On the Radio'

  • WHEN Multiple dates from Apr 23 - Jun 27, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE KPBS Radio
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Read our feature on the making of this production: Bringing The Sounds And Drama Of ‘Hamlet’ To The Radio by Julia Dixon Evans.

Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines, "Hamlet" is one of the greatest plays ever written. Barry Edelstein’s 2017 staging of Shakespeare’s masterpiece was a smash hit on the Globe’s outdoor stage.

Now the cast of that heralded production returns for an all-audio version that will transport you straight to Denmark’s haunted Elsinore castle.

Listen on KPBS Radio or the KPBS Radio Livestream:

Part 1: Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m. (PT)
Part 2: Saturday, April 24 at 7 p.m. (PT)

Encore Broadcasts:
Sunday May 2, back to back from  2-4 p.m. 
Friday & Saturday June 18 & 19 from 7-8 p.m.
Sunday June 27, back to back from 2-4 pm.

On Monday, June 28, the audio production will be available to stream at, on the Globe’s YouTube channel as well as through the theatre’s Spotify and Apple podcast channels.

"Hamlet: On the Radio" on KPBS is supported in part by Diane and John Berol, Karen and Donald Cohn, Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre, Darlene Marcos Shiley, in memory of Donald Shiley, The Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Fund, and the Estate of Jordine Von Wantoch. The artist sponsor for Grantham Coleman as Hamlet is Ann Davies.

Financial support for The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego.

The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

Promotional graphic for The Old Globe Production of "Haml...

Above: Promotional graphic for The Old Globe Production of "Hamlet: On the Radio." Grantham Coleman appears in the title role of "Hamlet," by William Shakespeare, directed by Barry Edelstein, 2017. Photo of Coleman by Jim Cox.


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