Michael Pennington gives the wretched villain Claudius brilliant psychological depth
in a performance so detailed and complex ...
-The Mail on Sunday
Pennington, who also plays the king, is simply the best, the most subtly corrupt,
the most consummately political Claudius I have ever seen
-The Sunday Times
Pennington acts and speaks so well...you could listen to him all evening.
-West Sussex Gazette
Until Pennington’s performance, I had never noticed how much the king and Hamlet
actually have in common ...Having once played Hamlet, Pennington illiminatingly invest
his uncle with a similar irresolution.