Young Vic to open Hamlet With Cush Jumbo As Lead in September 2021.

Star of The Good Fight, Cush Jumbo is the latest to take on the infamous Shakespeare character.

The new version of Shakespeare’s tragedy sees Jumbo (The Good Wife, The Good Fight) make her Young Vic debut as a “new kind of Hamlet”, directed by her long-time collaborator Greg Hersov.

Originally scheduled for last summer, the production will now run from 27 September to 13 November 2021, with a press night on 4 October.

Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director of the Young Vic, said: “I am delighted that this extraordinary new version of Hamlet will play at the YV this autumn. I want to take this opportunity to thank each audience member who kept their tickets in the show through this period of uncertainty; I can’t wait to have you back into our house, to step into the extraordinary world Cush, Greg, and the company will create.”

Further Hamlet cast and creative team will soon be announced, along with more details about the season.

Tickets are currently sold out on the Young Vic site, but find out when more will be available and further information here.


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