November 20, 2006

free! HAMLET

coming to a hamlet hall near you (in greater Wellington) from 1 to 14 December.

I’ll have these players play something like the murder of my father before mine uncle …

Simon Vincent plays the title role in a brand new Bacchanals production of Shakespeare’s HAMLET, directed by David Lawrence.

Distilled to its dynamic essence, judiciously edited, it is played in the traverse with no scenery (i.e. no time-consuming scene changes), minimal props and in ‘modern dress’ (as per Shakespeare’s company). And it’s FREE (koha optional. The Bacchanals have always believed theatre should be as accessible as watching a film or renting a DVD; but for this Hamlet the co-op agreed to go one better and not charge admission at all, although you may make a donation if you feel like it – cash or cheque; we won’t have eftpos.)


What: The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare

When and where?  All shows AT 7pm – until about 10pm including interval.

Friday 1 December: BROOKLYN
Brooklyn Community Centre, 18 Harrison Street

Saturday 2 December: PAEKAKARIKI
St. Peters Church Hall, cnr Beach Road & Ames St

Tuesday 5 December: LYALL BAY
St Jude’s Hall, 68 Freyberg St

Wednesday 6 December: EASTBOURNE
Muritai School Hall, Muritai Road

Thursday 7 December: ISLAND BAY
Island Bay Community Centre, 137 The Parade

Friday 8 December: CITY / MOUNT VICTORIA
Tararua Tramping Club, Moncrieff Street (off Elizabeth St, opp. Clyde Quay School)

Saturday 9 December: UPPER HUTT
Hapai Club, 871 Fergusson Drive

Tuesday 12 December: NEWTOWN
Newtown Community Centre, cnr Rintoul & Colombo Streets

Wednesday 13 December: MAKARA
Makara Community Centre, Makara Road

Thursday 14 December: THORNDON
Queen Margaret College Hall, cnr Hobson St & Fitzherbert Tce

How do we book?
We’re really hoping people will just turn up as they see fit, but you can send us an email if you’re worried about not getting in:

So who’s in it?
SIMON VINCENT as Hamlet, with ERIN BANKS (Ophelia), ALEX GREIG (Laertes/ Rosencrantz), PHIL PELETON (Claudius/ Ghost), JEAN COPLAND (Gertrude), JOHN SMYTHE (Polonius/ Grave-digger), JAMES STEWART (Horatio), PHIL GRIEVE (Reynaldo/ Player King/ Priest), SALESI LE’OTA (Barnardo/ Guildenstern/ Fortinbras), JACK O’DONNELL (Voltemand/ Player Queen/ Osric), JONNY POTTS (Marcellus/ Lucianus) and GINNY SPACKMAN (Francisco/ Cornelius/ Prologue), not to mention WALTER PLINGE (musician)

For more information go to:

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