Sebastian Baczkiewicz's thrilling prequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet, Elsinore, airs on BBC Radio 4 this New Year’s Day 2018 at 2:15pm.
Set in an alternative 1930s Europe, Elsinore imagines the turbulent world of the Danish Court in events that take place some years before the story told in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
King Hamlet's brother, Claudius, is sent to Spain as Denmark's new ambassador. On the way, he is captured by the infamous pirate Captain True. Back in Elsinore, meanwhile, the King must deal with a possible rebellion.
Elsinore is a dark, exciting story that touches on the events and people in Shakespeare's play, and brings us to the moment where Hamlet begins.
From the extraordinary imagination of Sebastian Baczkiewicz, writer of the successful Pilgrim series, Elsinore will be available on BBC iPlayer on January 1st 2018 at 2:15 pm.