Hamlet 2016

I am directing and producing a production of Hamlet which is being staged in the GM Fringe Theatre Festival in July 2016.


hamlet poster

Cast photographs:

(Top to Bottom, Left to Right)

Andy Avery is Hamlet

Alex Herod is Horatio

Rebecca Derrick is Ophelia & Andy Pilkington is Laertes

Si Lloyd is Polonius

Franklyn Jacks is Claudius

Jo Pepper is Gertrude

Hannah Torbit is Guildenstern and Carmen Dooley is Rosencrantz

Luke Richards voices the Ghost of Old Hamlet


In rehearsal:


(Top to Bottom, Left to Right)

“My necessaries are embarked” – Laertes offers advice to Ophelia regarding Hamlet

“Be something scanter of your maiden presence” Polonius provides advice to Ophelia

“Oh speak of that” Claudius is keen to understand why Hamlet is so distressed

“My excellent good friends” Hamlet is initially delighted to see Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

“This is the very coinage of your brain” Gertrude attempts to comfort Hamlet

“Will you be ruled by me?” Claudius recruits Laertes to rid him of Hamlet

“Hold off the earth awhile” Laertes mourns Ophelia

“For in that sleep of death what dreams may come…” Hamlet confronts the futility of his situation and its inevitable conclusion

“He shall not exceed you three hits” Osric outlines the terms of the wager Claudius has made, to Hamlet


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