Drama on 3 | Inspired by Hamlet: Hamlette


In Tamsin Oglesby's radical re-imagining of the story of Hamlet, the protagonist is a young MP, Harriet (Jeany Spark) who, rather than contemplating revenge for the death of a father, is consumed by the question of how to avenge the rape of her sister. Her dilemma: to speak or not to speak. To confront the rapist, to lose her job, possibly her career, to make her sister relive the trauma, to avenge her suffering, to take on systemic misogyny, and by opposing, end it? Also starring Natasha Little, Matthew Gravelle and Jasper Britton.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Plays
  • Channel: BBC Radio 3
  • Duration: 1'27'48''
  • Broadcast date: 05/11/2023

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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