What’s On has details on the Shakespeare’s Globe performance of Hamlet, which is coming to Dubai in October as part of its world tour.

As far as famous lines go, ‘To be or not to be?’ is up there with the best of them.

While it might not be possible for everyone to hear it recited on stage at the famous Globe Theatre in London, it will be possible to watch the prestigious theatre company bring Hamlet to life when they come to Dubai in October.

As part of an impressive two-year world tour, called Globe To Globe Hamlet, Shakespeare’s Globe is on a mission to bring the famous classic to every country in the world.

‘Two years ago I met the ensemble in London, saw the production, and knew we had to bring them to Dubai,’ says Asad Raza Khan, the show’s producer here in the UAE.


Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, the mammoth tour kicked off on April 23 2014 so is well over half way into its venture.

By the time they reach the UAE for their performance at DUCTAC on October 10, the team of sixteen men and women will have travelled 210,998 kilometres and performed in well over 120 countries.

‘The spirit of touring, and of communicating stories to fresh ears, was always central to Shakespeare’s work,’ explains Shakespeare’s Globe Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, on the official website.


‘Shakespeare can entertain and speak to anyone, no matter where they are on earth […] no country or people are not better off for the lively presence of Hamlet.’

The performance is said to be a young and fresh take on the famous story – one that has inspired books and movies for centuries, even including the Disney classic The Lion King.

Hamlet follows the story of a prince who, on retuning home after his father’s death, discovers that his uncle is married to his mother and taken over the throne.

To find out more about the touring production go to globetoglobe.shakespearesglobe.com

October 10
DUCTAC, Mall Of The Emirates, Dhs175, 2,30pm and 7.30pm. Tel: (04)3414777. Metro: Mall Of The Emirates. ductac.org