Go to Hamlet, 9 April – 18 April 2020
THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                      COLLECTED WORKS 2020  

9 April–18 April 2020

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. A story of revenge, passion and deception, this is a Hamlet for our time. Bell Shakespeare opens its 30th year anniversary celebrations with one of Shakespeare’s most iconic and tragic works, directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans. Featuring Harriet Gordon-Anderson (The Miser) as a young man experiencing grief in its most complex and profound state, this Hamlet will be told through the lens of loss, betrayal and madness. This is the world of politics, where human desire for retribution quickly becomes a burden to struggle against. Set against a classically timeless backdrop where family cannot be trusted, friendships turn adversarial and the ghost of his father pushes Hamlet’s entire world to its brink.

Ordered to kill. Tempted to resist. Live or die.

Show details:

Synopsis

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     
COLLECTED WORKS 2020

 

9 April–18 April 2020

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. A story of revenge, passion and deception, this is a Hamlet for our time.

Bell Shakespeare opens its 30th year anniversary celebrations with one of Shakespeare’s most iconic and tragic works, directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans. Featuring Harriet Gordon-Anderson (The Miser) as a young man experiencing grief in its most complex and profound state, this Hamlet will be told through the lens of loss, betrayal and madness.

This is the world of politics, where human desire for retribution quickly becomes a burden to struggle against. Set against a classically timeless backdrop where family cannot be trusted, friendships turn adversarial and the ghost of his father pushes Hamlet’s entire world to its brink.

Ordered to kill. Tempted to resist. Live or die.

Dates

Preview – Thursday 9 April, 7.30pm

Saturday 11 April, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 12 April, 4pm

Tuesday 14 April, 6.30pm

Wednesday 15 April, 1pm & 6.30pm

Thursday 16 April, 7.30pm

Friday 17 April, 7.30pm

Saturday 18 April, 2pm & 7.30pm

Credits

DIRECTOR:
Peter Evans

DESIGNER:
Anna Tregloan

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Ben Cisterne

CAST:
Harriet Gordon-Anderson

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Bell Shakespeare

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
TBC

WARNINGS:
TBC

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is recommended for children ages 12+.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
ACCESS INFORMATION


Additional Information:
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