FEB 1 - FEB 27
Monday – Saturday, 7:30pm (not February 4th or 18th), (February 4th, 11th, 15th, 17th, 25th matinees, 2:30pm), 110 mins
After the critically acclaimed and sold out Othello Peckham in 2013, Shakespeare Peckham return with their adaptations of Shakespeare at the Bussey Building, this time tackling Hamlet head-on. With 3 actors (2 female and 1 male) playing Hamlet and a cast ranging from 22-77 years old of varied ethnicities and nationalities, this accessible and relevant production will challenge your perception of the Bard.
In this intimate and immersive staging, the ensemble perform various key roles. After two very high profile stagings of Hamlet in London in 2015, this is a chance to engage with this classic in an alternative, intimate way.
Director Anthony Green held open online castings, with the breakdown for the title role simply reading: "Hamlet - Professional actor aged over 18" and no more. Green’s quest for inclusivity and desire to put talent first has resulted in the wide range of ages, backgrounds and nationalities - he watched over 2000 audition tapes to select his troupe! Past company members have gone on to work at some of London’s biggest theatres, including Shakespeare Peckham’s Othello Zack Momoh, who was Adrian Lester’s understudy as Othello at the National Theatre, and went on to perform the role.
Alongside the show, the company are also offering matinee performances and workshops to local schools to encourage further local arts engagement.
“This confident staging of Shakespeare (...) rarely puts a foot wrong” (Time Out)
***** “The best performance of Shakespeare London has to offer” (One Stop Arts)
“The talented cast work cohesively to create an honest and confrontational version of Shakespeare’s play” (The Stage)