Blind Hamlet

Written by Nassim Soleimanpour / Directed by Ramin Gray

When the future starts looking black, what would you do? Travel the world? Reconnect with your family? Take up a new hobby?

In Blind Hamlet, Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour confronts the slow loss of his sight and the fact that he’s never read Hamlet. But with tragedy looming, he chooses instead to play with the truth and fiction, chance and fate.

A surprise-laden meditation on what it means to act and interact in a shrinking world, Blind Hamlet is theatre about choices in which the audience chooses.

This new play from the UK’s pre-eminent international touring theatre company was written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour who is best known for his work White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. White Rabbit Red Rabbit has been presented across the world in fifteen languages with Juliet Stevenson, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Rea, Sarah Millican, Stella Duffy, Arthur Darvil and Ken Loach amongst those who have taken part in it.

ATC's premiere production of Blind Hamlet has been developed with support from the British Council and the Iran Heritage Foundation.


★★★★ "Precise and engaging... a heady mixture"

Elliot Roberts, The List

★★★★ "A powerful statement on what is and is not required to play the Dane"

Neil Cooper, Herald Scotland

★★★★ "Unique in its bravery"

Duska Radosavljevic, Exeunt Magazine



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The Blind Hamlet trailer