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Matt Smith

Matthew Robert Smith is an English actor. He is best known for his role as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011. He initially aspired to be a professional footballer, but spondylosis forced him out of the sport. After joining the National Youth Theatre and studying Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Smith became an actor in 2003, performing in plays like Murder in the Cathedral, Fresh Kills, The History Boys and On the Shore of the Wide World in London theatres. Extending his repertoire into West End theatre, he has since performed in the stage adaptation of Swimming with Sharks with Christian Slater, followed a year later by a critically acclaimed performance as Henry in That Face. Before his role in Doctor Who, Smith's first television role came in 2006 as Jim Taylor in the BBC adaptations of Philip Pullman's The Ruby in the Smoke and The Shadow in the North while his first major role in television came as Danny in the 2007 BBC series Party Animals. Smith, who was announced as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in January 2009, is the youngest person to play the character in the British television series.

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Hamlet - Ghost of Hamlet's father

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.

Matt Smith is preparing for

  • Waiting for Godot - Producer

    20:15, Mon 22nd July 2019 - Thu 25th July 2019 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    20:30, Mon 29th July 2019 - Thu 1st August 2019 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    23:45, Mon 5th August 2019 - Thu 8th August 2019 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. Godot's absence, as we…

  • Mary Stuart - Lord Burleigh

    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…

  • Cymbeline - Costume Designer

    23:45, Mon 19th August 2019 - Fri 23rd August 2019 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:45, Mon 26th August 2019 - Fri 30th August 2019 at Haymarket Theatre
    21:00, Mon 2nd September 2019 - Fri 6th September 2019 at Haymarket Theatre

    Cymbeline, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain or The Tragedy of Cymbeline, is a play by William Shakespeare, based on legends concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobelinus. Although liste…

  • Sunset Boulevard - Master Carpenter

    19:45, Sun 27th October 2019 - Wed 30th October 2019 at Royal Opera House, London

    Sunset Boulevard is a musical with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the 1950 film of the same title, the plot revolves around Norma Desmo…

  • Cats - Mr. Mistoffelees

    18:00, Sun 8th March 2020 - Thu 12th March 2020 at Random Venue 73
    19:45, Sun 15th March 2020 - Thu 19th March 2020 at Random Venue 73
    20:00, Sun 22nd March 2020 - Thu 26th March 2020 at Random Venue 73

    Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night t…

  • The Pajama Game - Cello

    19:30, Sun 22nd March 2020 - Fri 27th March 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker …

  • Fiddler on the Roof - Sound Designer, Set Designer

    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…

  • Mary Stuart - Hanna Kennedy

    19:15, Sun 8th November 2020 - Fri 13th November 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    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 Producers - Costume Designer

    13:30, Sat 28th November 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:45, Tue 1st December 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:45, Fri 4th December 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly a…

  • Le Cid - Don Fernand

    13:00, Sun 24th January 2021 - Thu 28th January 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:15, Sun 31st January 2021 - Thu 4th February 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:30, Sun 7th February 2021 - Thu 11th February 2021 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Le Cid is a tragicomedy written by Pierre Corneille and published in 1636. It is based on the legend of El Cid. The play followed Corneille's first true tragedy, Médée, produced in 1635. An enorm…

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