The Hamlet Voyage

Written by: Rex Obano
Directed by: Ben Prusiner
Presented by: Re:Verse Theatre

Hamlet was performed in 1607 in Sierra Leone. We want to know why.

The Hamlet Voyage is a new play about the first record of Shakespeare being performed outside Europe: a production of Hamlet, acted by sailors in 1607 for West African dignitaries, during the first English voyage to reach Mughal India.

Join us for a theatrical critique of the very beginnings of British colonial ambitions. Drawing on classical performance across three continents -- from Shakespeare & sea shanties to West African storytelling & drumming to South Asian music & puppetry -- we will examine this cross-cultural encounter that took place before England became deeply involved in the Atlantic slave trade, before the age of British imperialism, and before Shakespeare became a global name.

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This show is suitable for audiences 13+.

Trigger warnings: scenes of violence, racist language, references to suicide, sexual violence & animal cruelty.

A post show discussion will take place following the Saturday matinee

Date/Time: 20 - 23 July @ 7.30pm. Sat matinee @ 2pm
Tickets £12 - £22
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