Tom Hid­dle­ston to play ‘Ham­let’ at tiny Lon­don the­atre

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LON­DON — “Thor’’ star Tom Hid­dle­ston is to play Ham­let on the Lon­don stage — but fans will need a bit of luck to get a ticket.

Hid­dle­ston is set to play the moody Dan­ish prince for three weeks in Sep­tem­ber at the Royal Acad­emy of Dra­matic Art’s 180-seat the­atre.

The pro­duc­tion, di­rected by Ken­neth Branagh, is a fundraiser for the the­atre school, one of Bri­tain’s best. Branagh and Hid­dle­ston are both grad­u­ates of RADA. Hid­dle­ston said Tues­day that he hoped money raised would help the school train the­atre artists from ev­ery back­ground, and “keep the doors open for ev­ery­one.’’

The pro­duc­tion runs Sept. 1-23. Tick­ets will be sold to peo­ple cho­sen at ran­dom after en­ter­ing a bal­lot, open from Tues­day un­til 6 p.m. Sun­day.

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