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New production of Shakespeare's classic comes to Trafalgar Studios.
Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, adapted by Kelly Hunter will run at the Trafalgar Studios 2 from 6 to 31 December 2016, with an official opening on 8 December 2016.
The production comes to London following performances across Europe, including Gdansk Shakespeare Festival, Kronborg Castle and Elsinore Hamletscenen.
Directed by Kelly Hunter, the cast includes Mark Arends (Hamlet), Finlay Cormack (Laertes), David Fielder (Polonius/ Gravedigger), Tom Mannion (Claudius), Katy Stevens (Gertrude) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ophelia).
"Hamlet, alone in his bedroom, is possessed by the tortured ghost of his father, rising from his own disturbed consciousness. Grief is transferred from person to person, spreading like poison through the family, and demonstrating how trauma can have wide-reaching consequences. The production tears open the wound at the heart of the play to explore Shakespeare’s existential opening question: who's there?"
This new ninety-minute version features six actors and a sofa and explores notions of the divided self and the transference of grief within one impossible claustrophobic night, shining a spotlight on mental health issues in our modern world. It is designed by Anthony Lamble with lighting by Tim Bray.
Flute Theatre was founded by Kelly Hunter in 2014 to create performances of Shakespeare for audiences with no access to the arts.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.