Gin & Tonic Productions to Bring HAMLET to Brighton Fringe, May 26-27
Gin & Tonic Productions Limited's HAMLET comes to Brighton Fringe for a run at the All Saints Centre, Friars' Walk, Lewes, May 26th-27th, 2014, at 4.30pm and 7pm.
Hamlet: "Madness in great ones do not unwatched go". Confined in a place where everything is ambiguous, witness Hamlet's mental and physical worlds unravel in a production that delves into the inner-turmoil, conflict and paranoia tormenting the young Prince.
Facing an existence of incessant monitoring, infinite deception and increasing insanity, Hamlet treads the precarious path from uncovering the reality of his beloved Father's death to seeking vengeance against his Uncle.
In what is widely regarded as one of Shakespeare's finest works, Gin & Tonic Production Limited's powerful, hour-long adaptation by directors Henry Conklin and Elske Waite aims to create not only an enthralling, but more over an accessible approach to the work.
Through utilising an ensemble cast Gin & Tonic Productions Limited highlight the notion of Hamlet's mental instability, shown through the double casting of Ophelia and Gertrude, played by Isobel Moulder, or King Claudius and the Ghost of King Hamlet, played by Peter Stanley ("Flawless", The Saint). Olivier Huband ("Tremendous poise, powerful delivery", Edinburgh 49) takes on the role of Hamlet, with the ensemble completed by Pedro Leandro, Jordan Roberts-Laverty and Benjamin Aluwihare ("Absolutely compelling", All Edinburgh Theatre).
Dates: May 27th & 28th, 2014 | Performance Times: 16:30, 19:00
Venue: All Saints Centre, Lewes | Price £7.50/£6/£5
Gin & Tonic Productions Limited is a fledging theatre company founded by Henry Conklin, Christopher Sladdin and Elske Waite. The company aims to create theatre that draws heavily from contemporary practices to create theatre that is intense, raw and electric. www.ginandtonicproductions.org
Brighton Fringe is the largest arts festival in England and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. It sets out to stimulate, educate and entertain a wide audience by providing a showcase for diverse art forms. Everyone can take part whilst enjoying a friendly and supportive environment. And all this in an iconic city with unique cultural heritage. www.brightonfringe.org
'Hamlet' will also be performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe at theSpace on North Bridge from August 1st - 23rd, 2014.
Photo by Lauren McLay/Gin & Tonic Productions Limited