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Hamlet at the Artscape Theatre
April 11 @ 7:00 pm - April 21 @ 9:30 pmR45
This rendition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet was inspired by one of the earliest recorded performances of the play, during Shakespeare’s lifetime: in 1608, the crew of the East India ship Red Dragon performed Hamlet while sailing off the coast of South Africa.
This Abrahamse and Meyer production has played to five star reviews and standing ovations in Europe, America and South Africa. It is now returning briefly to the stage at Artscape as part of the 2018 Grade 12 setwork season.
The production stars Marcel Meyer in the title role, with veteran Shakespearean actor, Michael Richard taking the role of King Claudius. Dean Balie doubles as Polonius and Horatio with Jeremy Richard as Laertes, Matthew Baldwin as Ophelia and Tristan de Beer in the role of Queen Gertrude.