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The Factory's Production of Hamlet at Shakespeare's
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0485  Wednesday, 20 August 2008

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Date:       Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 00:07:36 +0100
Subject:    The Factory's Production of Hamlet at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe to Present The Factory's Production of Hamlet.
Evening of 6th September 2008. 12 Midnight.

September 6th marks one year since The Factory performed a secret performance of 
Hamlet to a small invited audience of Facebook friends.

Following those performances, word quickly spread about the unique nature of the 
shows, and the company decided to perform every Sunday, somewhere in London at a 
secret location, revealed on the internet only days before. Before long, larger 
venues had to be found to accommodate the crowds congregating at the designated 
venues each week. Every performance has sold out since.

Appearances and special cameo performances include Kathryn Hunter, Ewan 
McGregor, Rufus Sewell, Will Keen, Angus Wright, ( with an exceptionally special 
guest planned for the midnight matinee).

Artistic Directors of The Factory, Tim Evans and Alex Hassell wished to see if 
it was possible to produce a hit show with no money, no advertising, no theatre, 
and no discernible touring schedule. Insisting that if the work was of the 
highest standard, and that it reconnected audiences with Shakespeare in an 
immediate and truly live way, then the audiences would keep coming. So far it 
has worked.

It attracted the attention of Dominic Dromgoole, who after attending a show, 
wished to see it performed at Shakespeare's Globe. It will play as a special, 
one-night-only, anniversary performance.

The production is the brainchild of director Tim Carroll.

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