Hamlet

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Sport for Jove Theatre Company presents

Hamlet

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 10 May - 11 May 2016

By William Shakespeare

Experience Shakespeare’s Hamlet on the stage, in this insightful and powerfully imaginative production of one of his greatest tragedies.

A state usurped, its youth betrayed, a time out of joint. In a world of accidental judgements and casual slaughters, a young man speaks for us all by daring to speak for himself. Sport for Jove Theatre Sydney Theatre Award nominated production brings together a superb ensemble cast in an immediate, inspiring and passionate Hamlet.

“Sport for Jove’s Hamlet is the best I have ever seen. Do not miss it for any reason whatsoever…” – Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise

A must-see including Q&A. An accompanying Symposium is also available – Click here for more information.

Please Note: This production contains smoke haze and loud noises.

Please note this performance is general admission and large school groups will be in attendance.

Image Credit: Seiya Taguchi

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 10 May 10am & 1pm
Wednesday 11 May 10am & 1pm

Cast

Dannielle King – Gertrude
James Lugton – Claudius
Eloise Winestock – Ophelia
Ed Lembke-Hogan – Hamlet
Chris Stalley – Laertes/Guildenstern
Chris Tomkinson – Ghost/Player/Gravedigger
John Turnbull – Polonius/Gravedigger
George Banders – Rosencrantz/Marcellus
Oliver Burton – Horatio

Crew

Directed by:
Damien Ryan

Suitable for Years 9 – 12

SCHOOL TICKETS

$25 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 10 students)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form

FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR…

This is another remounted production from Sport for Jove – which is back by popular demand! This production of Hamlet is modern, urgent and, at times even humorous. It is so unlike some of the drab and drawn out productions you may have seen of this well-known Shakespeare. Damien Ryan’s interpretation of the text is so intelligent and thoughtful that you will almost see the light-bulbs going off in your student’s brains as their understanding of and engagement with the text is strengthened and solidified! This production is further supported by the accompanying symposium, offered as an add-on to the production, which really breaks down the text scene by scene. Riverside is a one stop shop for all your Hamlet study needs!

BOOKING STEP-BY-STEP

  1. USE BOOKING FORM OR DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE WEBSITE
    All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Riverside’s risk assessment can be downloaded here and education support materials (where provided) are available below.
  2. SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US
    Fax or email your booking form to Riverside Education
    Fax: 02 9683 3267
    Scan and email: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
    Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.
    N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking forms.
  3. RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING
    Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure.
  4. FINAL PAYMENT
    You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 school weeks prior to the performance. We strongly recommend making the cut-off point for students to pay the school and confirm their attendance at around 5 – 6 weeks before the performance or workshop date, giving yourself plenty of time to confirm final numbers. Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.
  5. FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS
    A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you are attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.
  6. ATTEND AND ENJOY!
    Seating at schools performances is general admission (unless otherwise specified) and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 minutes prior to your performance.
    Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact us on 8839 3308.

STUDENT AND TEACHER RESOURCES

Hamlet Curriculum Links

SCHOOLS ACCESS AT RIVERSIDE

For information on access at Riverside Theatre please click here.

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Duration

Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes (No interval), plus Q&A

Ticket Prices

All tickets $25
Student/Teacher $25

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00