Hamlet

Hamlet

A family torn apart by murder, a son burdened with the truth and the task of avenging his father, and a country on the brink of war.

Anguish, passion and desperation collide in this tragic telling of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark who is tormented by the impossibility of his dilemma, and who remains one of theatre’s most fascinating characters.

Damien Ryan, returning to Bell Shakespeare following he critically acclaimed Henry V in 2014, will deliver a new production of Hamlet, infused with the passion, contemplation and emotion that Shakespeare’s compelling poetry cries out for.

By William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan

RECOMMENDED FOR
Years 9-12

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 30 minutes (including interval)

CURRICULUM LINKS
English: Language, Literature, Literacy; The Arts: Drama, Theatre Studies, Entertainment Industry

SEASON
10 July – 6 December 2015

VENUES

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

Dedicated schools matinee:
Wednesday 22 July 11am*

Canberra Theatre Centre, Playhouse

Dedicated schools matinees:
Tuesday 20 October 11am*
Thursday 22 October 11am*

Sydney Opera House, Playhouse

Dedicated schools matinees:
Wednesday 4 November 11am*
Wednesday 11 November 11am*
Wednesday 18 November 11am*

Other matinees:
Wednesday 25 November 1pm
Wednesday 2 December 1pm

*Dedicated school matinee performances followed by a 15-minute Q&A with the actors

HOW MUCH?
$30 per student and teacher ticket
One complimentary teacher ticket per 20 student tickets

HOW TO BOOK
Download a booking form, complete the relevant sections, and fax it back to us on 1300 552 271 or email to learning@bellshakespeare.com.au.

Got a question? Call us on 1300 305 730.

HAMLET NATIONAL TOUR AND REGIONAL ACCESS PROGRAMME

To support the national tour of Hamlet, our team of arts educators will visit regional venues presenting complimentary workshops to help students prepare for the show they’re booked in to see. Workshops cover plot, characters, design aspects and key insights into the production so everyone can get the best out of their in-theatre experience. Contact your local venue to book your complimentary workshop.

HAMLET NATIONAL TOUR DATES

10-11 July Orange Civic Theatre NSW
14-25 July Arts Centre Melbourne VIC
27-28 July Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat VIC
29-30 July Whitehorse Performing Arts Centre, Nunawading VIC
1 August Mildura Arts Centre VIC
6 August Albany Entertainment Centre WA
8 August Bunbury Entertainment Centre WA
12-15 August State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, Perth WA
18-19 August Dubbo Regional Theatre NSW
21-22 August Newcastle Civic Theatre NSW
24 August Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford NSW
26-27 August The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie NSW
29-31 August NORPA, Lismore NSW
2 September Empire Theatre, Toowoomba QLD
4 September Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton QLD
7 September Mackay Entertainment Centre QLD
9 September Riverway Arts Centre, Townsville QLD
12-14 September Darwin Entertainment Centre NT
17 September Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT
22 September Princess Theatre, Launceston TAS
24-26 September Theatre Royal, Hobart TAS
29 September West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul VIC
1 October The Capital, Bendigo VIC
3 October Warrnambool Entertainment Centre VIC
6 October Frankston Arts Centre VIC
8 October Griffith Regional Theatre NSW
10 October Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre NSW
13-24 October Canberra Theatre Centre ACT
27 October – 6 December Sydney Opera House NSW

Hamlet

CONTACT US

Email: learning@bellshakespeare.com.au

Tel: 1300 305 730

Fax: 1300 552 271

Post: PO Box 10 Millers Point

NSW 2000