Hamlet World Tour – Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in Bahrain!
As part of the global celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death.
Under the patronage and organisation of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, the British Council and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre are pleased to bring the world renowned Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre performed Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s most significant works. This performance will launch British Council’s major cultural programme for 2016, "Shakespeare Lives".
Widely regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest play, the plot revolves around the Danish prince Hamlet, who, after learning of the king his father’s death, comes home to find his uncle married to his mother to take his place on the Danish throne. However, the ghost of the deceased king visits Hamlet and demands vengeance for his ‘foul and most unnatural murder’.
Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent action, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet has been called Shakespeare’s ‘poem unlimited’, a colossus in the lore of the English language and the fullest expression of its author’s profound genius.
Featuring a diverse cast of traveling players, the thrilling show is co-directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Bill Buckhurst, with designs by Jonathan Fensom, and music by Bill Barclay and Laura Forrest-Hay.
The performance will last approximately three hours, and will be touring to every country in the world over two years, a handful of travelling players will perform a raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play.