Raw and riveting minimalist adaptation
of Shakespeare’s quintessential tragedy.

★★★★ The Stage

Hamlet

Adapted by Kelly Hunter

A tersely contemporary Hamlet, compressed into a claustrophobic 90 minutes of eloquent violence. Originally adapted to explore the transference of grief within families with Hamlet’s experience of a divided self at the centre of our journey, this Hamlet has just six actors, a drum kit, a box of photographs and the skull of a dog. Kelly Hunter’s adaptation makes the best known tragedy in world drama live and breathe for another generation.

Where we have been

The production premiered at the Gdansk Shakespeare Festival August 2015 and has since performed at:

Mercury Theatre, Colchester. April 2016
Martin Sorescu National Theatre studio International Shakespeare Festival Craiova Romania. April 2016
Park Theatre, London. April 2016
Corral de Comedias de Alcala, Spain. June 2016
Neuss Globe Shakespeare Festival June 2016
Kronborg Castle, Elsinore Hamletscenen August 2016
Teatro Principal Antzokia Vitoria, Spain October 2016
Teatro Circa Murcia, Spain 2016
Trafalgar Studios, London 2016
Gyula Shakespeare Festival, Hungary. July 2018

Cast

Gyula Shakespeare Festival Hungary 2018

Tom Chapman - Hamlet
Stephen Kennedy  - Polonius/Gravedigger
Finlay Cormack - Laertes
Katy Stevens - Gertrude
Bathsheba Piepe  - Ophelia
Trafalgar Studios 2016

Mark Arends - Hamlet
David Fielder - Polonius/Gravedigger
Finlay Cormack - Laertes
Katy Stevens - Gertrude
Tom Mannion - Claudius
Francesca Zoutewelle - Ophelia
Antzokia Vitoria & Teatro Circo, Murcia 2016

Mark Arends - Hamlet
Stephen Beard - Polonius/Gravedigger
Finlay Cormack - Laertes
Imogen Daines - Ophelia
Miranda Foster - Gertrude
Sule Rimi - Claudius
Hamletscenen, Elsinore, Denmark 2016

Mark Arends - Hamlet
Stephen Beard - Polonius/Gravedigger
Finlay Cormack - Laertes
Kelly Hunter - Gertrude
Tom Mannion - Claudius
Francesca Zoutewelle - Ophelia
Clasicos en Alcala, Spain  & Neuss Globe, Germany  2016

Mark Arends - Hamlet
Stephen Beard - Polonius/Gravedigger
Finlay Cormack - Laertes
Kelly Hunter - Gertrude
Greg Hicks - Claudius
Francesca Zoutewelle - Ophelia
Mercury Theatre Colchester, Craiova Shakespeare Festival  & Park Theatre 2016

Stephen Beard - Polonius/Gravedigger
Finlay Cormack - Laertes
Kelly Hunter - Gertrude
Tom Mannion - Claudius
Mark Quartley - Hamlet
Francesca Zoutewelle - Ophelia
Gdansk Shakespeare Festival 2015

Finlay Cormack - Laertes
David Fielder - Polonius/Gravedigger
Greg Hicks - Claudius
Kelly Hunter - Gertrude
Mark Quartley - Hamlet
Francesca Zoutewelle - Ophelia

Director
Kelly Hunter

Lighting Designer
Tim Bray

Original Design
Anthony Lamble

Original Costume Supervisor
Kat Smith

Original Production Development
Emma Richards

Originally co-produced with English Touring Theatre.