2019 Hamlet

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The Summer Shakespeare Trust is thrilled that award-winning Director David O’Donnell, renowned practitioner and Associate Professor in Theatre will direct the 2019 Victoria University Summer Shakespeare production of Hamlet. Stevie Hancox-Monk will performed the role of Hamlet and Summer Shakespeare will be returning the Dell at Wellington Botanic Gardens to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the gardens.

Iconic though it is, Hamlet has never before been performed by Wellington Summer Shakespeare. This stylish contemporary production will explore the universality and relevance of the play by featuring Hamlet performed by a woman.

O’Donnell will capture the energy and vitality within one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic plots, built around its compelling, chameleon-like central character. Filled with timeless poetry, political intrigue and philosophical ideas, Hamlet is a fast-moving, action-packed drama spiced with playfulness and surprising humour. Part-ghost story, part-thriller, part-dark comedy, Hamlet moves at breakneck pace towards a tragic conclusion.

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