Scripts & Musicals for Schools
Hamlet, the Murder Mystery
Hamlet, the Murder Mystery is a modern version of one of Shakespeare's finest tragedies. A lively retelling of the story through the character of Horatio, it retains all the essential elements of the original text whilst also providing children with the opportunity to explore mime, freeze-frames and other aspects of stagecraft.
If you are giving a public performance of this play you must purchase a performing rights licence, available below.
This play can be purchased as a download-only PDF version. You will need Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF reader.
This version DOES NOT include performing rights.
This version includes a Full Cast/Character List, Production Notes with suggestions for props, costumes and staging, and Follow-On Activities for further work in the classroom.
Performing Rights Licence
Note: some versions do not include performing rights within the price. If you are giving a performance of this play, then you will need a performing rights licence for any version that does not explicitly include it. The licence allows you to give up to 5 performances of this play and is valid for 6 months. For longer performance runs, please contact email@example.com.