'håmlet' - a newer australian play - Sydney Fringe Festival

Girl in carpark Start Date: 09/09/2019 Start Time: 07:30 pm End Date: 14/09/2019 End Time: 07:30 pm Location: Bondi Pavilion


Girl in Carpark

Hamlet and Ophelia are depressed. Or is it Antoinette? Antoinette and Ban Shakespeare deconstruct Shakespeare's classic "Hamlet" or at least they try to... in a new re-working for 2019!

Post-dramatic, metatheatrical and downright phantasmagorical- this truth-distortion examines sexual assault through the lens of Shakespeare. Equally funny as it is depressing. A troupe of "actors" attempt to earnestly present hamlet with superfluous results- threatening not only their careers but the western canon itself. Ironic in its awareness of its dramatic origins, fixed with plentiful lenses for an audience (and pop karaoke sing-alongs) this is Hamlet like you've never seen her/him (it's experimental).

Nominated for the Philip Parson's award in 2018, Hamlet makes a return with a reworking catering to the ever-changing zeitgeist. It's also "håmlet" pronounced "homlette".

Duration – 75 minutes

Starring Antoinette Barbouttis, Amanda-Maple Browne, Ariadne Sgouros, Alex Stylianou and more
Written by Antoinette Barbouttis, Directed by Riley Spadaro, Design by Camille Ostrowsky , Lighting design by Phoebe Pilcher, AV design by Morgan Moroney

CONTENT WARNING:  restricted entry

Over 18s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Coarse Language. Themes of sexual assault, suicide, self-harm, images of nudity, confronting dramatic scenes.

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