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15 Feb – 2 Mar 2019
Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic plays, built around its compelling, chameleon-like central character.
Our production of Hamlet will feature a woman, Stevie Hancox-Monk, in the eponymous lead role.
Part-ghost story, part-thriller, part-dark comedy, Hamlet moves at breakneck pace towards a tragic conclusion. An innovative new interpretation of one of the world’s most enduring stories, Summer Shakespeare’s Hamlet is the perfect opportunity to experience the Bard at its best over a family-friendly picnic in the beautiful Dell, Wellington Botanic Gardens.
According to the show’s award-winning director David O’Donnell, Associate Professor in Theatre at Victoria University of Wellington, a female Hamlet reflects Summer Shakespeare’s equal opportunity casting policy and reinforces the relevance of Shakespeare’s greatest writing to all of humanity.
A special Schools Preview will be performed on 14/2/18. Teachers contact: [email protected] for more information.
Please dress warmly. Bring a picnic and BYO beverage of your choice.
Show run time is 2 hours, 45 minutes including a 15-minute interval.
Wet weather venue is announced five hours before each performance at summershakespeare.nz/current-production/
No smoking or vaping allowed in the Botanic Gardens.
Summer Shakespeare is a 36-year-old tradition in Wellington, proudly sponsored by Victoria University of Wellington.
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