Almeida Theatre’s Hamlet to transfer to West End

Hamlet, starring Andrew Scott in the title role, will transfer to the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell-out run at Islington’s Almeida Theatre.

Hamlet will run from June 9 to September 2, and is directed by Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke.

Icke said: “It has been such a thrill to work with Andrew and the extraordinary company of Hamlet on this play so far, and I’m delighted we’re going to continue our work on this play in the West End this summer.”

Scott (pictured) is best known as Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock.

He commented: “We have been overwhelmed with the reaction to our interpretation of Hamlet and I’m so happy that we can share it with a larger audience.

“I’m so happy that we are able to offer 300 tickets for under £30 to every performance in the West End run to allow everybody a chance to see the play.”

The cast also includes Jessica Brown Findlay as Ophelia and Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude.

Brown Findlay’s television credits include Harlots, Downton Abbey and Jamaica Inn.

Stevenson was last on stage sharing the role of Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I with Lia Williams in Mary Stuart.

She has many theatre and TV credits and has appeared in films such as Bend it Like Beckham, Emma and Truly Madly Deeply.