Denmark, a Black Empire of modern England, where an intelligent young student discovers the world he once knew has crumbled. Implored to defend what is left of his father’s decaying legacy, Hamlet now faces the greatest moral challenge – to kill or not to kill. Directed by Jeffery Kissoon (RSC, National Theatre, Robert Lepage, Peter Hall and in Peter Brook’s seminal production of The Mahabharata) and adapted with Shakespeare’s text by award-winning playwright Mark Norfolk, this fast-moving version gets straight to the heart of a young man’s dilemma.

Cast and creatives

Mark Ebule
Joy Elias-Rilwan
Trevor Laird
Patrick Miller
Offue Okegbe
Abiona Omouna
Victor Power
Theo Soloman
Raphael Sowole

Director Jeffery Kissoon
Set design Cleo Harris-Seaton
Lighting design Devante Benjamin
Sound design Jerome Buck-Townsend
Costume Natalie Pryce
Composer Sebastian Russell

National Tour – 14 September to 5 November 2016 appearing at Theatre Royal Bury St EdmundsKey TheatreQueen’s Hall ArtsTheatre Royal MargateTheatre Royal WindsorLighthouseTara Arts and Stratford Circus


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