The production is a young, fresh version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of deferred revenge that teases out its latent streak of gallows humour and celebrates the exuberance and invention of its language. Just twelve actors will perform over two dozen parts on a stripped-down wooden stage in a comparatively brisk two hours and forty minutes.
It is the same Globe On Tour production that toured the UK, Europe and the United States in 2011 and 2012, when the New York Times called it “a production that prizes efficiency, clarity, accessibility and above all energy” and the Daily Telegraph praised its “young, unjaded and open-hearted” portrayal of the Danish prince.
Find out more about the project on our Project Page. See our cast list below.
DOMINIC DROMGOOLE, DIRECTOR
BILL BUCKHURST, DIRECTOR
JONATHAN FENSOM, DESIGNER
BILL BARCLAY, COMPOSER / MUSIC DIRECTOR
LAURA FORREST-HAY, ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL MUSIC
'A wonderfully engrossing production' **** The Independent
‘Good things often come in small packages, and so it is with Dominic Dromgoole’s speedy, pared-down Hamlet.’ The Guardian, 2011
‘A slick and engaging production cleverly tuned to outdoor touring locations.’ Financial Times, 2011
In casting our Globe to Globe Hamlet, we have assembled a squad of brilliant actors and intrepid adventurers.
Both our previous touring versions of Hamlet, one directed by Dominic (2011) and one directed by Bill (2012), had companies of eight – but for this, our biggest project to date, we wanted our actors to have both flexibility in the roles they were taking on (two years is a long time to play just one part) and also, given the particular rigours of this tour, a chance for some respite on the road: with these 12 actors, we have an ensemble who can spin among themselves so many tellings of the play that almost every country will see a slightly different line up of actors and roles.
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