Ian Rickson discusses his Michael Sheen Hamlet

19th December 2011http://www.theatrevoice.com/7452/ian-rickson-discusses-his-michael-sheen-hamlet/#comments1 Comment·

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SHAKESPEARE: HAMLET

The director Ian Rickson talks to Heather Neill about his current production of Hamlet (Young Vic), which stars Michael Sheen and has a controversial modern-day setting inside a secure wing of a psychiatric hospital. Recorded: 16 December 2011.

I don’t want to create a scheme which is neat and makes it easy for people to define what a play is because all great plays occupy a space which is mercurial and complex and deep  and strange – like life.