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Brampton On Stage presents Hamlet starring Canadian-Pakistani superstar Ahad Raza Mir opening October 12 at The Rose

​An all-star cast combines a ghost story, a detective story, and a revenge story into one unforgettable night of theatre 

BRAMPTON, ON (October 10, 2023) – Brampton On Stage in partnership with The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions is thrilled to present Shakespeare’s classic, Hamlet. The production will star an award-winning Canadian-Pakistani actor, Ahad Raza Mir, in the iconic role of Hamlet. Residents and visitors are invited for a captivating week of drama, passion, and action from October 12 to 18 exclusively at The Rose in Brampton. Tickets are available for purchase now. Hamlet is proudly presented by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).

About Ahad Raza Mir

In 2014, Ahad Raza Mir graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama. After graduating, he moved to his native country, Pakistan, where his film and television career took off from his first production, Yaqeen Ka Safar.  Through this production, Ahad earned Pakistan's most prestigious acting awards including the Lux Award for Best Actor and three Hum Awards, including Best Actor. Ahad has established an international fan base spreading across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, the UK, and North America through his work with Netflix, Zee5, and his recent appearance in World on Fire on the BBC. Along with acting, Mir has been an ambassador representing multi-national brands such as PepsiCo, Unilever, Nestle, L'Oréal and Coca-Cola. 

About Hamlet 

Adapted for Brampton’s stage, this ghostly reimagining of one of the Bard’s greatest works, features a diverse cast and creative team from across Canada. Directed by Haysam Kadri, this production is a furious, fast-paced Hamlet for our times, an electrifying tale of unhinged vengeance and tainted love that will thrill both purist and modern Shakespearean fans. 

The cast is rounded out with other acclaimed Canadian actors including:
Evan Buliung: Claudius
Joel Cochrane: Ghost Of Hamlet’s Father/Player King/Priest
Brynn Godenir: Ophelia
Anita Majumdar: Horatia
Callan Potter: Laertes/Guildenstern
Annie Ramos: Marcellus/Rosencrantz/Player Queen
Carly Street: Barnardo/First Player (Prologue & Player Lucianus)/Grave Digger 
Nadine Villasin: Polonia
Daniela Vlaskalic: Gertrude


To purchase tickets for one of the upcoming shows, please visit: Hamlet (


“The Rose Brampton is a magnificent performing arts venue and an iconic feature of our downtown, providing opportunities for culture-lovers from Brampton and beyond to experience local and world-renowned performers, such as international superstar Ahad Raza Mir in this iconic role of Hamlet. Thank you to our partners and sponsor for their support in bringing this exciting show to The Rose.” 

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“This incredible cast brings talent that mirrors the rich diversity and vibrancy of our community, providing an opportunity for everyone to connect through arts and culture. Whether you are a frequent visitor to our venues or have yet to experience them, I extend a warm invitation to everyone to join us for Hamlet at The Rose.”

- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 and 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton

“‘This above all else, to thine own self be true.’ Ours is a Hamlet for Brampton. A reimagined production for a new generation, all the truths in Shakespeare’s masterpiece are still included, especially ‘brevity being the soul of wit’, even with a lean 2-hour performance. ‘The readiness is all,’ and we are primed to welcome you to The Rose for Hamlet.”

- Steven Schipper, Executive Artistic Director, Brampton On Stage

“Hamlet at The Rose presented by RBC, highlights our commitment to Emerging Artists by providing unique entertainment experiences in Brampton. As the city evolves into one of Canada's most diverse and youthful cities, this production - featuring RBC Emerging Artists alumni, Ahad Raza Mir offers an opportunity to welcome generations of audiences to the world of theatre and arts.”

- Sandhya Monstratt, Regional Vice President, Brampton West, RBC

"Performing Hamlet in Brampton is a huge opportunity to celebrate the arts, inspire, and empower individuals to appreciate the beauty of storytelling, and the power of imagination."

- Ahad Raza Mir, Starring Actor, Hamlet 


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Ahad.jpgCanadian-Pakistani Actor, Ahad Raza Mir, set to take the stage for Hamlet - Photo Credit Fayyaz Ahmed