Shakespeare's Globe Presents Hamlet
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
20:00 - All Ages
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10 Broad Street,
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The Fisher Theatre is delighted to announce the return of the amazing Globe Theatre this summer. Following its storming success last year, with a production of ‘As you like it’, Shakespeare’s Globe have included Bungay again as part of its 2012 outdoor UK tour and this year is proud to present a production of Hamlet from 1st to 4th August 2012.
Artistic Director of the Globe Dominic Dromgoole and Globe regular Bill Buckhurst will co-direct Hamlet, which is widely considered to be Shakespeare’s masterpiece. During his time at Shakespeare’s Globe, Dominic has directed many productions including Shakespeare’s Henry V (2012), Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (2010) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (2007 and 2009). Bill has worked most recently with Globe Education, directing A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet for its Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank project.
Hamlet encompasses political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour. Using an Elizabethan-inspired stage – influenced by paintings and etchings from Shakespeare’s time - it is set against the amazing backdrop of Bungay Castle in a production that is set to capture the imagination.
The leading actors have been announced and they include RADA graduate, Michael Benz taking the role of Hamlet, with Carlyss Peer playing Ophelia. Since graduating, Michael has performed in Trevor Nunn’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and in 2011 appeared with Ralph Fiennes in The Tempest, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Carlyss performed in Sir Peter Hall’s production of The Rivals in both Bath and London.
For more information and to book your tickets please contact The Fisher Theatre Box Office on 01986 897130 or visit the website at www.fishertheatre.org.