Performer takes action to return in Hamlet ? (8)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'performer' is the definition.
(danseuse is a kind of performer)
'action to return in hamlet ?' is the wordplay.
'action' becomes 'sues' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'to return' says the letters should be written backwards.
'in' indicates putting letters inside.
'hamlet ?' becomes 'dane' (Hamlet is a famous Dane).
'sues' in reverse letter order is 'seus'.
'seus' inserted inside 'dane' is 'DANSEUSE'.
'takes' acts as a link.