As part of Shakespeare Lives, our global programme marking the 400th anniversary of the great playwright’s death, we’re delighted to announce the visit to Athens by Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theatre with its compelling production of Hamlet, presented in collaboration with the Athens Concert Hall and the British Embassy in Athens.
Having attracted rave reviews for both its austere style as well as the actors’ outstanding performances, Globe to Globe Hamlet is visiting Athens for two performances of Hamlet as part of its world tour to 160 countries around the globe. The tour is expected to be completed in April 2016. So far Hamlet has been performed to more than 100,000 people in North and South America and across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
‘The first genuine world tour in theatre history’ – International Herald Tribune
Globe to Globe Hamlet revives the Elizabethan touring theatre using a simple backdrop inspired by the past and just twelve travelling actors recreating all the vitality of the early theatre.
William Shakespeare’s insuperable play is a ‘poem unlimited’. Hamlet is a colossal creation of British culture and the ultimate expression of the genius of its author, combining political intrigue with erotic obsession and philosophical thought with brute force.
Performances: 15.00 & 20.30
Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes (including the interval)
With Greek surtitles
- Dominic Dromgoole, Director
- Bill Buckhurst, Director
- Jonathan Fensom, Designer
- Bill Barclay, Composer/Music Director
In alphabetical order:
Ladi Emeruwa and Naeem Hayat as Hamlet, and Keith Bartlett, John Dougall, Miranda Foster, Phoebe Fildes, Beruce Khan, Tom Lawrence, Jennifer Leong, Rawiri Paratene, Matthew Romain and Amanda Wilkin alternating in the rest of the roles.
About Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote through the connected means of performance and education. Each year the Globe’s projects are attended by an audience of more than 100,000 people of all ages and nationalities.
Its productions are renowned worldwide for their artistic excellence and the masterful performances of its actors. In the last five years, Globe Theatre On Tour has presented its work in castles, festivals, parks and squares.