HAMLET

11 - 26 FEBRUARY 2011

Hamlet

“This is a truly epic, masterful production and a brilliant way for GSC to mark their first five years - here's to the next five!"
Remotegoat.com

 

For our second winter season we plunged headfirst into possibly the greatest drama ever written. Hamlet is epic on so many levels and director Caroline Devlin gave our audiences a Dane to remember. 

The Dane himself was played by Ben Ashton, along with Noel White and Johanne Murdock, all of whom made their GSC debut in this great play and have all since graced our stages many-a-time.

One of the particular highlights was the creation of Hamlet’s ghost – a voice that never appeared. His presence was made real by items moving on stage by themselves: a candlestick, a curtain, those lights… truly spell-binding.

 

“Intelligent, provocative, hard-edged...a very fluid, powerful adventure story. BBC Surrey

“..not only visceral, but intensely emotional and original in its composition... is compulsively watchable." Surrey Advertiser 

"A Hamlet to die for – outstandingly powerful and atmospheric...a riveting thriller" British Theatre Guide

COMPANY

HAMLET Ben Ashton

CLAUDIUS Noel White

GERTRUDE Johanne Murdock

POLONIUS/2nd GRAVEDIGGER Edward Halsted

OPHELIA/GUILDENSTERN Augustina Seymour

LAERTES Matt Pinches

HORATIO/CAPTAIN Tim Allsop

ROSENCRANTZ/FORTINBRAS/1st GRAVEDIGGER David Hey

All other characters played by members of the cast.

 
 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Caroline Devlin

Designer Susannah Henry

Lighting Designer Robert Henderson

Sound Designer Matt Eaton

Fight Director Philip d’Orléans

Vocal Coach Sarah Stephenson

Production Manager Kerrie Driscoll

Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Yeung

Assistant Stage Manager Beth Sweeney

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