Ian Rickson discusses his Michael Sheen Hamlet

19th December 2011

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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.