The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0501 Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Date: Monday, 5 Oct 2009 12:08:27 +0200
Subject: Rare Secret Hamlet Performance In London
A Very Special Chance To See The Factory's HAMLET In London!
After returning from its run at York Theatre Royal, and before taking it
to Bristol Old Vic later this month, The Factory invite you to a Railway
Arch in Clapham this coming Sunday to share in a very rare and
unrepeatable performance of Hamlet.
Sunday 11th October 2009
15 - 16 Lendal Terrace
Directed by Shakespeare's Globe and RSC director Tim Carroll, Hamlet
will be performed by a cast whose performances will be entirely
determined by the audience itself!
Each member of the company can play a number of characters. Only moments
before the beginning of the play will the audience determine which actor
plays which part.
There are no designated props. Any object that you see on stage or used
by an actor will come from the audience. It may be a shoe, a phone, a
inflatable dingy... ANYTHING you can bring in to be used. Audience
members are encouraged to bring as weird and bold a prop that they can
think of! (Please note, we cannot accept responsibility for damaged props!)
Featuring a stellar cast, this production began in 2007 and played to
sold out houses for a year moving secretly around London, playing in as
many varied spaces as possible, including Shakespeare's Globe, Wilton's
Music Hall, Hampstead Theatre, The Riverside Studios, Secret Garden
Party, Hoxton Hall, Budapest's Barka Theatre, The Southwark Playhouse,
Latitude Festival, Pleasance Theatre, Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, Cross Ness
Pumping Station, derelict office blocks, streets, parks, and car-parks
for one-off evenings.
[Editor's Note: Again, I missed the appropriate date for posting this
message. Nevertheless, I think it still deserves to be distributed. From
all that I have heard, these HAMLET happenings are remarkable theatrical
events. I wish I were able to attend one performance before it
disappears, and I would encourage others to be alert to any future
performances, such as at the Bristol Old Vic 6 pm, Friday, 16th October
2009 and 2 pm, Sunday, 18th October 2009. See www.factory2009.com --
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