Globe to Globe Hamlet

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

The world renowned Shakespeare’s Globe will perform Hamlet, known as Shakespeare’s greatest play, at Smock Alley Theatre for the first time.
[blockquote_right]Sat January 2nd at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
in The Main Space[/blockquote_right]
Learning of the king his father’s death, Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder’.

Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is Shakespeare’s ‘poem unlimited’, a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.

Lasting only two-and-a-half hours and touring to every country in the world over two years, a handful of travelling players will perform a raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play.

The performances are promising to be very popular so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Written by William Shakespeare
Directors: Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst
Choreographer: Sian Williams
Design & Costume: JONATHAN FENSOM
Additional original music by Laura Forrest-Hayded
Cast: John Dougall, Ladi Emeruwa, Phoebe Fildes, Miranda Foster, Naeem Hayat, Beruce Khan, Tom Lawrence, Jennifer Leong, Rawiri Paratene, Matthew Romain, Amanda Wilkin, Keith Bartlett
Stage Managers: Rebecca Austin, Carrie Burnham, Dave McEvoy, Adam Moore

From the Press:

[blockquote_left]‘All the world’s a stage (literally)’
-Time Out, UK[/blockquote_left]
The new production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy by Shakespeare’s Globe has put the world on stage. And to great effect.’ The Hindu, India

The first genuine world tour in theatre history’ International Herald Tribune

A compelling Hamlet by Shakespeare’s Globe theatre allows the text to dazzle and shine’ NRC Handelsblad, Netherlands

‘The clarity, energy and pleasure this company brings to staging the world’s most famous tragedy, throughout the world, is a joy to behold.’ Theatre Review, Australia

Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst deliver a crisp, energetic production that remains open to multiple interpretations and creates a space for audiences to find their own meanings.’ New Zealand Herald

Shakespeare’s Globe’s touring production of Hamlet offers a simple staging of the classic with strong performances’ The Business Times, Singapore

Shakespeare’s Globe has become one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK, at the heart of the regeneration of London’s Bankside. Shakespeare’s Globe is a charity and continues to operate without annual government funding.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, the Globe theatre season plays in repertory from April to October annually, and has gained an international reputation for performance excellence.

Shakespeare’s Globe has been touring productions around the world since 2007. On 23 April 2014 – the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth – the Globe embarked upon a two-year global tour of Hamlet to every country in the world. The ‘Globe to Globe Hamlet’, directed by the Globe’s Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole, is a completely unprecedented theatrical adventure.
Globe Education, directed by Patrick Spottiswoode, is one of the largest arts education departments in the country, and shares its approaches to the teaching of Shakespeare with over 100,000 students a year.

Shakespeare’s Globe Tour and Exhibition is open all year round and is the world’s only permanent exhibition dedicated to Shakespeare’s theatrical career.

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse affords Shakespeare’s Globe new opportunities to present plays throughout the year, to expand the repertoire of work it presents, to investigate indoor theatre practice and to stage Jacobean plays in their intended atmosphere.

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