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7–⁠16 April 2022

Peter Evans’ critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet returns in 2022. Inside the glamorous court of Denmark in the 1960s, a family is torn apart by murder and betrayal. Outside, a country is threatened by Norway. And at the centre of this struggle is a man brimming with anguish. Hamlet is a portrait of a young man struggling with the death of his father, his mother’s hasty remarriage to his uncle, and the vision of his father’s ghost looming in his mind’s eye. Featuring Harriet Gordon-Anderson as a young man experiencing grief in its most complex and profound state, this is a Hamlet for our time. It’s a story of revenge, passion and deception, where human desire for retribution quickly becomes a burden. Set against a classically timeless backdrop, family turns on family, friendships disintegrate and the ghost of his father pushes Hamlet’s entire world to its brink. To be or not to be. That is the question. Production Patron: The Low Family Foundation

Season Partner: La Trobe Financial

★★★★½ “This is what Shakespeare should be – Sydney Morning Herald

“An unmissable triumph” – The Australian

We’re delighted to share that Bell Shakespeare's Hamlet has been rescheduled to April 2022. We’ve contacted ticketholders with details. If you have any questions, please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au or call 02 6275 2700.
 

Show details:

Synopsis

7–⁠16 April 2022

Peter Evans’ critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet returns in 2022.

Inside the glamorous court of Denmark in the 1960s, a family is torn apart by murder and betrayal. Outside, a country is threatened by Norway. And at the centre of this struggle is a man brimming with anguish.

Hamlet is a portrait of a young man struggling with the death of his father, his mother’s hasty remarriage to his uncle, and the vision of his father’s ghost looming in his mind’s eye. Featuring Harriet Gordon-Anderson as a young man experiencing grief in its most complex and profound state, this is a Hamlet for our time.

It’s a story of revenge, passion and deception, where human desire for retribution quickly becomes a burden. Set against a classically timeless backdrop, family turns on family, friendships disintegrate and the ghost of his father pushes Hamlet’s entire world to its brink.

To be or not to be. That is the question.

Production Patron: The Low Family Foundation

Season Partner: La Trobe Financial

★★★★½
“This is what Shakespeare should be – Sydney Morning Herald

“An unmissable triumph” – The Australian

We’re delighted to share that Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been rescheduled to April 2022. We’ve contacted ticketholders with details. If you have any questions, please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au or call 02 6275 2700.


 

Dates

Thursday 7 April, 7pm (Preview)

Friday 8 April, 7pm (Limited availability)

Saturday 9 April, 1pm & 7pm

Sunday 10 April, 4pm

Tuesday 12 April, 6.30pm

Wednesday 13 April, 1pm & 6.30pm

Thursday 14 April, 7pm

Saturday 16 April, 1pm & 7pm

Credits

CAST

Hamlet                                                                                     Harriet Gordon-Anderson

Gertrude                                                                                  Lucy Bell

Rosencrantz / Marcellus                                                         Jeremi Campese

Player Queen / Second Gravedigger / Osric                          Eleni Cassimatis

Claudius                                                                                  Ray Chong Nee

Laertes / Player                                                                      Jack Crumlin

Ghost / Player King / Gravedigger                                         James Evans

Guildenstern / Barnardo                                                         Jane Mahady

Polonius                                                                                  Robert Menzies

Ophelia                                                                                   Rose Riley

Horatio                                                                                    Jacob Warner

CREATIVES

Director                                                                                   Peter Evans

Designer                                                                                 Anna Tregloan

Lighting Designer                                                                    Benjamin Cisterne

Composer & Sound Designer                                                Max Lyandvert

Video Designer                                                                       Laura Turner

Movement, Intimacy & Fight Director                                     Nigel Poulton

Voice & Text Coach                                                               Jess Chambers

Dramaturg                                                                             James Evans

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Bell Shakespeare

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 190 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
TBC

SUIT CHILDREN?:
TBC

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

Seating Plan

Playhouse Seating Plan

COVID-19 SAFETY

At Canberra Theatre Centre, your safety is our priority.

Seating

Our theatre will be operating at the capacity limits set by ACT Health. Our regular seating configuration is in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons in the theatre.

Please remain in your allocated seat during the performance.

Remember to wear a face mask

In line with ACT Health guidelines, you must wear a mask inside the theatre. Read ACT Health’s full face mask requirements here, including instructions on how to correctly wear a face mask.

What else are we doing to keep you safe?

We are taking every precaution to make theatre attendance safe for our staff and patron. It’s important to us that you feel safe and secure before and during your visit to Canberra Theatre Centre, and we know that you have questions about what we’re doing, find out more about what we’re doing to stay safe at the theatre.

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NEED TO KNOW

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