Paapa Essiedu on his Ghanaian-influenced Hamlet at the RSC
26th May 2016
INTERVIEW: PAAPA ESSIEDU. Heather Neill talks to the up-and-coming actor about tackling the Prince of Denmark to critical acclaim in Simon Godwin’s RSC staging at Stratford, which will run until August 13 – www.rsc.org.uk/hamlet – with cinema broadcasts from June 8. Recorded 24-05-2016 at the RSC Stratford offices.
“I went to Ghana and asked loads of questions about the culture, death, ghosts, conjuring and music. I have connections there and Hamlet is a personal character. It’s one of the influences.”