Our production of Hamlet is back !
16/17 & 19th of September 2021
Hamlet is an extremely complex play which has given rise to many interpretations and a quite extraordinary amount of speculation, academic and otherwise about its meaning(s). The poetry is accomplished and at times soars into the heavens. It has left in everyday language, traces, quotations and images which are now part of our daily life and conversation.
Hamlet the play, Hamlet the man, Hamlet the problem.
To be or not to be and hundreds of memorable phrases.
In November 2020, it became difficult to rehearse, but not impossible. Still, there were other considerations, working masked, sheltering fragile relatives, rehearsing with others by phone, and always slightly worried that rules were being broken, or that the cast would fall ill. We resisted.
Bad things didn't happen, and as a result we can now play Hamlet as the world becomes open again.
A stripped down version. Concentrating on the main action and avoiding the repetition. This Hamlet lasts 3 hours including a decent break in the middle.
An Elizabethan version of the play. To be played outside, in daylight, with a minimal use of costume, technology, and gadgets.
Usually, we use surtitling for English plays -projecting a French text with the spoken English, but this time it will be purely in Elizabethan English. Some of our audience won't be able to come and enjoy the play - for which we're sorry - but we will try to return with a surtitled version, perhaps inside when autumn comes.
Thanks to the generosity of people, we are able to perform outside in two venues, and inside/outside in another.
We're still subject to some restrictions. But at last, we're back.
We hope you can come and be with us at one of our playing spaces. More info here !
18 to 20.00 | 14 + | places available
16.30 to 18.00 | 11 + | places available
10.30 to 12.00 | 1 place left
12.30 - 14.00 | 10+ | 1 place left
14.30 - 16.00 | 12 to 14 | places available
16.30 -18.00 | 14 + | places available
Due to current government restrictions:
- Tuesday classes 6 to 8pm have been suspended. Students are offered temporary transferral to Saturday 4.30 to 6pm (the time of this class has been changed). Contact us for more information.
- Wednesday classes 5.30 to 7pm have been moved to 4.30 to 6pm.
For the Saturday and Wednesday evening classes, students must complete an attestation, ticking box number 1.
Line Theatre will supply a supporting document.