The Rose Brampton set the pace for Ontario by announcing yesterday that Hamlet will be one of its anchor pieces in the upcoming theatre season of 2020–21. It will be the first of its kind in Ontario after a successful run at Calgary’s Vertigo Theatre.

International Pakistani-Canadian superstar Ahad Raza Mir will play the titular role in what is arguably Shakespeare’s most fascinating tragedy. The production is a partnership between the Shakespeare Company and Hit and Myth Productions.

During the official announcement, Mayor Patrick Brown said that production is a great example of “[reflecting] our city’s mosaic through the arts and on stage” as part of the City’s Culture Master Plan, and productions through The Rose.

Hamlet opens in October 2020 at The Rose, and has a run time of two hours, including intermission. Full casting announcement, details and schedule will be announced at a later date.

Tickets can be purchased at or by phone: 905-874-2800, and go on sale on October 24, 2019, with prices ranging from $25-$45. Tickets are available in advance from October 6, 2019, to current 2019 – 2020 subscriber and donor members.

This is the first programmed piece for the 2020–21 season in Brampton of Steve Schipper, Executive Arts Director at The Rose Brampton, since he joined The Rose Brampton from the Royal MTC in June.