140 Southbank Boulevard
by William Shakespeare
Captioned Performance: Saturday 20 August at 2pm. The MTC Theatre, Sumner.
‘But I have that within thich passeth show; these but the trappings and the suits of woe’ – Hamlet in Act I, Scene II
‘Thus conscience does make cowards of us all’ – Hamlet in Act III Scene I
Summoned home upon his father’s death, Hamlet discovers his mother already remarried to his father’s brother and the country in disarray. A midnight encounter with his father’s ghost sets him on the road to revenge. But how can he be sure his cause is just? Should he strike or stay his hand?
The play’s the thing. Shakespeare’s towering revenge tragedy receives a fresh, contemporary interpretation from the team that brought Richard III so thrillingly to life in 2010.
Photography by Earl Carter