Wednesday 20 April 2016


The British Council in the Philippines joins the global commemoration of Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary with a one-day screening of Maxine Peake’s Hamlet on 23 April at Shang Cineplex.

The British Council in the Philippines will be screening Maxine Peake’s ‘Hamlet’ on 23 April at Shang Cineplex to join the global commemoration of William Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary. Two separate screening times on 23 April, at 13.00 and 17.00, are scheduled for the public.

The film, which stars UK’s most celebrated stage actress Maxine Peake, was originally produced for stage by the Manchester Royal Exchange and directed by Sarah Frankcom. The British Council supported the production of Sarah Frankcom’s ‘Hamlet’ and was released in the UK cinemas in March 2015.

The Philippine screening is part of Shakespeare Lives, a global programme of the British Council for 2016 that celebrates The Bard’s body of work on the occasion of his 400th death anniversary. The film is also part of the British Council’s Shakespeare on Film Touring Collection, specially curated by the British Film Institute that consists of around 20 feature films that highlight the growth of British cinema.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact Aileen Matic in the British Council Office on +63 2 555 3035 or email her at

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