Mike Sheridan
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Hamlet 2017

The clash between the new and the old world is raging. Brutal traditions are facing the challenge of knowledge and education, and hierarchies are on the point of toppling, when the ideological, impassioned exchange student, Hamlet returns home from the University of Wittenberg to attend his father’s funeral in Kronborg.

Life goes on as usual at Kronborg – but not for Hamlet. Something inside him has changed. He is excited by new educational ideals and the idea of a modern, responsible human being. But in the castle of his childhood the ancient order prevails: an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. Can Crown Prince Hamlet break free of the bloody shackles of tradition and lead his kingdom into a new, more enlightened era? Or is he pre-doomed to fail in his ambitions of enlightenment?



Producer
HamletScenen and London Toast Theatre

Director
Lars Romann Engel

Cast
Cyron Melville, Natalie Madueño, Vivienne McKee, Richard Clothier, Chris Myles, Dominic Tighe, Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Jack Johns, Brett Brown.

Composer
Mike Sheridan

Set and costume designer
Catia Hauberg Engel

Light designer
Mårten K. Axelsson

Language
English with Danish surtitles

Running time
2 hours, 20 minutes including interval

The performance is sponsored by Beckett-Fonden.