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This show is part of Collected Works 2020

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9 - 18 April 2020

Ordered to kill. Tempted to resist. Live or die

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

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Synopsis

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     
COLLECTED WORKS 2020

SAVE UP TO $20 ON THE BEST
SEATS IN THE HOUSE 

 

9 – 18 April 2020

Ordered to kill. Tempted to resist. Live or die

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

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:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Bell Shakespeare

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
TBC. Please note there will be a 10 minute lockout at the beginning of the performance.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains strobe lighting, fog/haze effects and may contain loud noises.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is not suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Access

Tactile TourTACTILE TOUR
Saturday 18 April, 1pm

Audio DescribedAUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 18 April, 2pm

Closed CaptionedCAPTIONED
Saturday 18 April, 2pm

Seating Plan

 

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