Hamlet adapted by Mark Norfolk Cover FrontThis first all-black production of Hamlet in Britain makes a striking contribution to the Shakespeare 400 anniversary celebration.

Directed by Jeffery Kissoon and adapted with Shakespeare’s text by Mark Norfolk, Black Theatre Live’s production opens tonight at the Watford Palace, this production will tour across England culminating at the Stratford Circus Arts Centre in November. Full tour details on the Black Theatre Live website.

We’re delighted to be publishing the accompanying playtext which includes Norfolk’s adapted text, interviews with director Jeffery Kissoon and a preface Dr David Linton.

This fast-paced, all-Black, contemporary version of Hamlet has appeal across a range of general, academic, and professional markets: audiences young and old, those studying English and Drama at school, those recently introduced to Hamlet through popular TV adaptations and classic drama audiences.