Hamlet: Rotten States


Three gypsy players arrive in town, answering the call of a prince. It could be the beginning of a fairy tale, but alas, Hamlet's in a rotten state. A dead father, a murderous uncle, and an adulterous mother.
Hamlet: Rotten States at Hope Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy
Venue: Hope Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 14 January 2020
Closes: Saturday 1 February 2020
Running time:1 hr 15 mins
Age suitability: 18+

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Synopsis


Three gypsy players arrive in town, answering the call of a prince.


It could be the beginning of a fairy tale, but alas, Hamlet's in a rotten state.


A dead father, a murderous uncle, and an adulterous mother.


All eyes are on him as he falls apart and threatens a fragile and corrupt government.


Hamlet has hired this band of mischievous storytellers to perform a story of corruption, lust and murder most foul.


He should be careful what he wishes for; once these rotten players get their hands on a story there's no telling where it'll go …


Cue a blistering reworking of Hamlet, performed by only three actors.


Shakespeare's longest play is reduced to a furious 75 minutes, full of ingenious theatricality and black comedy.


6FootStories return to The Hope with a follow-up to their acclaimed interpretation of Macbeth.


They irreverently play with form and style as the gypsy players take charge, and as Hamlet makes his descent into madness, they make wicked farce of the rotten state of Denmark.


The play's the thing, and the player is king.


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Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 14 January 2020

Press night:Thursday 16 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 1 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12

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Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare / retold by: 6FOOTSTORIES
Production: 6FOOTSTORIES

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