This first all-black production of Hamlet in Britain makes a striking contribution to theÂ Shakespeare 400Â anniversary celebration.
Directed by Jeffery Kissoon and adapted with Shakespeareâ€™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,Â interviews with director Jeffery Kissoon and a prefaceÂ Dr David Linton.
This fast-paced, all-Black, contemporary version ofÂ HamletÂ has appeal acrossÂ a range of general, academic, and professional markets: audiences young and old, thoseÂ studying English and Drama at school, those recently introduced to Hamlet through popular TV adaptations and classic drama audiences.