Award-winning amateur theatre company Kelvin Players presents its bold and contemporary approach to Shakespeare’s masterpiece.
A dead king demands retribution from beyond the grave, and Hamlet has to take action. Directed by Kris Hallett and starring Fran Lewis as Hamlet, this classic revenge tragedy is about a family torn apart by murder and betrayal.
Set in the hedonistic royal court of Elsinore, it’s a world where eyes are everywhere and few can be trusted. Torn by uncertainty, bitter with betrayal and driven by loss, Hamlet’s search for truth is at the heart of human existence.
Director, Kris Hallett said: “The opportunity to direct Hamlet doesn’t come around every day and I am delighted to do this at Kelvin, for the first time in their long and illustrious history.
“In a world that feels increasingly in flux, the exploration of the human condition feels more apt than ever. Our gender-blind casting reflects this and it has been thrilling to explore how the play feels as relevant and as essential for today’s audiences.”
Apr 15-18 and 22-25, Kelvin Players Studio Theatre, 253b Gloucester Road, BS7 8NH, 7.15pm, £12-£15.
Ages 12 and above.