Icarus Theatre Collective presents their sexy, bloody and fast-paced tour of Hamlet. This gripping ensemble reimagining embraces Shakespeare’s brutality and amplifies the exhilaration and violence of one of the greatest plays ever written.
The King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet avenges his father’s death with devastating consequences for his family and the Kingdom. Shakespeare’s most challenging play tells the tale of Prince Hamlet fighting the new King who stole his throne.
Director Max Lewendel comments, The King of Denmark is dead. His son Hamlet – whose depression is festered by the death of his father – shatters the narrative and drives it forward.
The young prince is not self-pitying or self-indulgent. He is angry. He is infuriated by the world that envelops him. Torn and enabled by his mental malady, the Herculean character embarks on a self-destructive rampage to avenge his father’s death.
With a design inspired by the mythology of Greek and Roman Gods, this ensemble-driven production of Hamlet uses its dynamic cast to accentuate the constant conflict of the various elements the young prince’s psychology.
Using Shakespeare’s original words, Icarus invites us to encounter the text in a new way. Blending traditional and physical theatre with an original musical score, this muscular production brings to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters in a way you’ve never seen before. This is Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation.
Icarus Theatre Collective presents: Hamlet
Running time 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Notes Ages 11+ (parental guidance advised)
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Director Max Lewendel
Set Designer Curtis C. Trout
Costume Designer Kate Unwin
Sound and Music Theo Holloway
Lighting Designer Declan Randall
Movement Director Caroline Mueller
Cast Nicholas Limm, Kerry Gooderson, Will Harrison-Wallace, Portia Booroff, Robert Harris-Hughes, Andrew Venning, Virginia V. Hartmann, Phil Sealey, Camille Marmié
17th January Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield – 1.30pm, 7pm
18th – 19th January Charter Hall, Preston – 1.30pm, 7.30pm
23rd – 24th January Íontas Castleblaynet, Ireland – 11am, 8pm
26th – 27th January Millennium Forum, Northern Ireland – 10am, 10.30pm, 8pm
28th January Theatre in the Mill, Northern Ireland – 8pm
31st Jan – 4th February Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Ireland – 2.30pm, 7.30pm
6th – 7th February Cork Opera House, Ireland – 10.30am, 2.30pm, 8pm
8th February Riverside Theatre, Northern Ireland – 8pm
13th – 15th February Siamsa Tíre Theatre, Ireland – 10am, 2pm, 7.30pm
22nd – 23rd February Millfield Theatre, Enfield – 1.15pm, 7.30pm
27th – 28th February Mumford Theatre, Cambridge – 7.30pm
2nd March Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling – 10.30am, 7.30pm
14th – 15th March New Theatre Royal, Lincoln – 1pm, 7.30pm
21st – 22nd March Harrogate Theatre, Yorkshire – 2.30pm, 7.30pm
30th – 31st March Hawth Theatre, Crawley – 7.30pm
1st/4th April Kings Theatre, Southsea – 11am, 7.30pm
More venues tbc