Paapa Essiedu

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He’s got it. Paapa Essiedu has that quality that makes you sit up and pay attention. His Hamlet is mischievous and flirtatious, charismatic and sarcastic. He’s kind of obnoxious at times, true, but he also conveys the character’s pain – the mask falls and suddenly there are whole stanzas in his eyes.

Natasha Tripney
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Paapa Essiedu as the intimidating, far-from-angelic Gabriel and Cyril Nri as the dangerously smooth apologist for the new government are all exceptionally good.

Michael Billington
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