Ian McKellen returns to Hamlet in a world première at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing with the Edinburgh Festival Ballet Company. 

Ian performs Hamlet’s famous speeches, soliloquies and more; sharing the role of Hamlet with lead dancer Johan Christiansen.


The show is devised, directed and choreographed by famed dancer Peter Schaufuss.

The show features a score by Ethan and the song, Ophelia's Lament written and performed by Jenna.

“A guaranteed sell out. Make sure you get your ticket now”
The Scotsman

“...it would be nothing without the accompanying music from composer Ethan Lewis Maltby.  These glorious compositions,

bathed in nuance, not only becomes the third storyteller, but creates the perfect ambience in every scene.”


 "...with the ballet's music, a charming composition from Ethan Lewis Maltby, complementing the story perfectly."


Music, by Ethan Lewis Maltby, a hybrid of period and Hollywood blockbuster, adds atmosphere

The Evening Standard

"...a thing of beauty, as for Ethan Maltby’s music, I loved its filmic quality and am playing the CD constantly."