In recent years, the character of Hamlet has become a right of passage for actors in their thirties, in the way Romeo or the Midsummer Lovers are for actors in their 20s or Lear is for an actor in his 60s.
But for us, Hamlet is younger than that.
A well educated young man who is still trying to understand his place in the world, and whose intellect but insecurities make him incapable of finalizing a single decision.
Hamlet spends the entire play in his own head, constantly over-thinking everything; an endless self-debate.
This presentation gives us the opportunity to get a deeper insight in to his psyche with nothing to distract us, aided by the simplity of both staging and production design.
Shakespeare is about the language, but never more so here.
This presentation is a 45 minute One Act, following Hamlet in is own words followed by an hour long workshop concentrating on the theme of inner struggles.
What is depression? How final is suicide? Whilst relating to the text, we bring the issues to the forefront, and show that a young man/woman's struggles are universal, regardless of your place, demographic or era. And that no matter how alone you are, you're not the first to experience that feeling; they were writing about it 400 years ago.