Eddie Izzard performs


April 19

May 4, 2024

Courtyard Theater

Adapted by Mark Izzard
Directed by Selina Cadell

★★★★ An impressive, sweeping performance... we are privileged to be partners in the drama.

The London Telegraph

Izzard’s feat is monumental. Flawless & masterfully accomplished.

DC Theater Arts


Direct from a triple-extended New York run and prior to a highly anticipated London transfer, Tony-nominated and Emmy-winning actor Eddie Izzard brings her celebrated solo theatrical performance of Shakespeare’s iconic play to Chicago in a strictly limited engagement. The King of Denmark is dead, and Prince Hamlet is determined to take revenge—initiating a cascade of events that will destroy both family and state. Izzard seamlessly shifts between 23 characters—men, women, ghosts, scholars, tyrants, courtiers, lovers, fools, and poets—in this tour de force performance.

Eddie shared, “I have always gravitated towards complex and challenging characters and Hamlet is the ultimate. This is a production for everyone, a timeless drama with an accidental hero… I want audiences to see and hear an accessible, touching, scary and dramatic Hamlet.

In Rehearsal



Creative Team

Mark Izzard Adaptor

Selina Cadell Director

Tom Piper Set Design

Tyler Elich Lighting

Tom Piper Costume Styling

Libby DaCosta Costume Styling

Eliza Thompson Composer

Didi Hopkins Movement Director

J. Allen Suddeth Fight Director


Eddie Izzard 

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