One month left to catch Black Theatre Live’s Hamlet as the tour continues:
Fri 7 & Sat 8 October -Â THEATRE ROYAL MARGATEÂ Addington Street, Margate, CT9 1PW.Â Box Office:Â 01843 292 795
Mon 10 – Sat 15 October -Â THEATRE ROYAL WINDSORÂ 32 Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PS.Â Box Office:Â 01753 853 888
Thurs 20 -Â Sat 22Â October -Â LIGHTHOUSEÂ 21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG.Â Box Office:Â 01202 280 000
Tues 25 – Sat 29Â October -Â TARA THEATREÂ 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London SW18 4ES.Â Box Office:Â 020 8333 4457
Wed 2Â – Sat 5Â November -Â STRATFORD CIRCUS ARTS CENTREÂ Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX.Â Box Office:Â 020 8279 1080
If you can’t get to see Hamlet live it is being web-screened on 25 October.
And of course, we have published the playtext which features interviews with the director and screenwriter. More information here!
â˜…â˜…â˜…Â The Times, Sam Marlowe “it seethes with ideas….Â allÂ provocative and intriguing…. it has a gristly intensity and itâ€™s performed with intelligence and fervour.Â In the title role, Raphael Sowole combines toughness with tenderness. Heâ€™s a beefy, tart-tongued, furious prince whose volatile presence carries a real physical threat; when Abiona Omonuaâ€™s sweet, sassy Ophelia is on her knees at her prayers, he lurks behind her, sharpening his dagger….. There are some arrestingly potent moments: Millerâ€™s Claudius submitting to a penitential flogging;Â the Player King slumped in a wheelchair sucking from a hip flask…. itâ€™s fresh and fiercely committed.”
Britain’s first all black Hamlet featured on BBC NewsÂ