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Madeline Kahn

Madeline Kahn was an American actress, comedienne and singer. She was best known for her comedic roles in such films as Paper Moon, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, What's Up, Doc?, and Clue.


Madeline Kahn is currently involved with

Hamlet - Marcellus

20:30, Sun 7th July 2019 - Thu 11th July 2019 at Royal Opera House, London
19:45, Sun 14th July 2019 - Thu 18th July 2019 at Royal Opera House, London
20:45, Sun 21st July 2019 - Thu 25th July 2019 at Royal Opera House, London

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.
Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play and among the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature, with a story capable of "seemingly endless retelling and adaptation by others." The play was one of Shakespeare's most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most-performed, topping the Royal Shakespeare Company's performance list since 1879. It has inspired writers from Goethe and Dickens to Joyce and Murdoch, and has been described as "the world's most filmed story after Cinderella".
Shakespeare based Hamlet on the legend of Amleth, preserved by 13th-century chronicler Saxo Grammaticus in his Gesta Danorum as subsequently retold by 16th-century scholar François de Belleforest. He may also have drawn on or perhaps written an earlier Elizabethan play known today as the Ur-Hamlet. He almost certainly created the title role for Richard Burbage, the leading tragedian of Shakespeare's time. In the 400 years since, the role has been performed by highly acclaimed actors and actresses from each successive age.

Madeline Kahn is preparing for

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Publicity Designer, Annas, Publicist

    20:45, Sat 10th August 2019 - Fri 16th August 2019 at The Old Vic

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical i…

  • Mary Stuart - Publicity Designer

    15:15, Thu 15th August 2019 at Savoy Theatre
    21:00, Fri 16th August 2019 at Random Venue 84
    20:30, Mon 19th August 2019 at Crucible Theatre
    20:30, Thu 22nd August 2019 at The Old Vic
    21:00, Fri 23rd August 2019 at Gielgud Theatre

    Mary Stuart is a play by Friedrich Schiller that depicts the last days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The play consists of five acts, each divided into several scenes. The play had its première in Weimar, G…

  • The Rocky Horror Show - Sound Designer

    20:45, Mon 9th September 2019 - Thu 12th September 2019 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and a book by Richard O'Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s, the music…

  • The Bacchae - Costume Designer

    19:30, Sat 18th January 2020 - Wed 22nd January 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    The Bacchae is an ancient Greek tragedy by the Athenian playwright Euripides, during his final years in Macedonia, at the court of Archelaus I of Macedon. It premièred posthumously at the Theatre of D…

  • The Merchant of Venice - Production Manager

    19:45, Sat 21st March 2020 at The Old Vic
    11:15, Mon 23rd March 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:15, Tue 24th March 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:15, Thu 26th March 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:15, Sun 29th March 2020 at London Palladium
    20:30, Tue 31st March 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespe…

  • Fiddler on the Roof - Grandma Tzeitel

    15:30, Sun 19th July 2020 - Wed 22nd July 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem…

  • Legally Blonde: The Musical - Margot

    21:15, Mon 20th July 2020 - Thu 23rd July 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:30, Mon 27th July 2020 - Thu 30th July 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    22:00, Mon 3rd August 2020 - Thu 6th August 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film …

Madeline Kahn has been involved with