Do I murder the king now or wait for proof? Are women constant and worthy or flippant and unfaithful? Is life worth living? To be or not to be…
Hamlet asks these questions as he struggles to find one moral absolute in a murderous, corrupt world. Shakespeare’s most iconic and challenging play - arguably the world’s greatest dramatic work - goes for the jugular without hesitation.
This will be a fresh, kinetic, and above all accessible production, perfect for students and adults alike to learn or re-visit the story. This is an ensemble play with respect for realism and the eloquence of the verse blended with physical theatre and a subtle score.
Director: Max Lewendel
Assistant Director: Bethany Pitts
Movement Director: Carrie Mueller
Fight Director: Ronin Traynor
Production Manager: Caroline Saunders
Asst. Producer: Louise Ody
Logistics Manager: Margaret Houston
Set Designer: Christopher Hone
Costume Designer: Katharine Heath
Sound Design: Theo Holloway
LX Designer: Oliver Welsh
Stage Manager: Jules Richardson
Asst Cost. Design: Margarita Pokhrel
Hamlet: Giles Roberts
Ophelia: Loren O'Dair
Claudius: John Paton
Gertrude: Julia Munrow
Polonius: John Eastman
Laertes: Nick Holbek
Rosencrantz: Tobias Deacon
Guildenstern: Omar Ibrahim
Horatio: Dani McCallum
Free programmes (normally £3).
Running time: approx 2h30m
The Icarus Theatre is not shy when it comes to defying the rules and presenting things in the darkest of lights
Following on from last year's excellent production of Othello, Icarus Theatre Collective and Harrogate Theatre made their return to the Byre with another Shakespearean favourite, Hamlet, directed by Max Lewendel
A dramatic storyline was only emphasised by an excellent cast and brilliant acting, and Icarus Theatre Collective's Hamlet comes highly recommended.