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Studio Company in association with Riverside Theatres and Ensemble Productions


Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 21 February - 25 February 2006

This highly acclaimed production was a sell-out
success in its premiere season at Riverside.
Now you have another chance to see this superb cast
in a Hamlet so fresh and clear it’s like discovering the
play for the first time.

Mark Kilmurry directs and plays the lead in this
energetic interpretation of Shakespeare’s most
evocative tragedy. Stripping back the play to it bare
essentials so the actor is thrown into extreme close-up, Studio Company continues its tradition of relying on
physical skills, mime, music and the raw power of

“This is a purist’s approach to the performance
of Hamlet…seven skillful actors in an intimate studio setting, the design is minimal the costumes elegantly simple and modern and the props are only noticeable by their absence.”Sun Herald

“Rarely has the humour of Shakespeare’s gothic tragedy been on such glittering and
easeful display. This is a Hamlet to savour
and see again.” Sunday Telegraph

with Ben Ager, Patrick Dickson, Mark Kilmurry, Ksenja Logos, Daniel Mitchell, Toni Scanlan and John Trutwin

Director Mark Kilmurry
Assistant Director John Trutwin
Lighting Design Sean Clarke
Scenic Art Gordon Burns
Sound Design Stefan Gregory
Costume Design Jenni Barrand

This event occurred on 21st February – 25th February 2006

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