Manchester's FABULOUS feminised Hamlet - Peake & co make this ... tragedy come alive in a way you've never seen before.
If you know your Hamlets, this is something beyond a John Simm or a David Tennant, this is something in the realms of Michael Maloney or Rory Kinnear. This is an extraordinary Hamlet. It’s more than extraordinary. It’s a milestone Hamlet. ...Peake uses every part of the stage, every prop, every poise of the body to deliver a four hundred year old script as if the words have just come to her.
The result here is a powerful and yet curiously domestic production. Peake brings to it all her characteristic direct emotional ferocity and commitment.. She has that quality of drawing the eye whenever she comes onto stage.