The BBC is proud to bring you a unique, modern production of one of the most well-known, dramatic tragedies in the history of English literature: Hamlet.
Ever since the newly formed BBC first broadcast its first full-length play A Midsummer Night’s Dream back in 1923, the company has had a unique connection with the works of Shakespeare and as such has spent many years honing and perfecting its approach to producing fresh adaptations of the great playwright’s works.
This powerful dramatisation of Hamlet reinvigorates the world-famous tragedy about a young prince who sets out to wreak revenge on his Uncle Claudius - the murderer of his father, King Hamlet. The prince’s slow and intense descent into madness is captivatingly performed by the Welsh star, Michael Sheen.
Alongside Sheen, the acting talents of Kenneth Cranham, who plays Claudius, Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude and Ellie Beaven as Ophelia, ensure that this well-paced audio play maintains the high audio quality and stellar performances that one would expect from a BBC Drama production.
Now the story of Hamlet is yours to purchase from AudioGo - the home of BBC Audiobooks - on CD audiobook or, alternatively, you can download it in MP3 format.