Lazarus Theatre Company present a reimagined perspective to Shakespeare’s notorious tragedy of Hamlet.
Kicking off 2023 with a radical interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and revisited tragedies, Lazarus Theatre take Hamlet to Southwark Playhouse this Winter.
This above all: To thine own self be true.
Hamlet’s father is dead, and his mother remarried to his uncle who has just become King. Denmark will never be the same again.
In this energised production, the adults of the tragedy take backstage as we follow the lives and perspectives of our young characters set within the intense surroundings of a youth group sharing their experiences with the audience. With only a voice representing an eerie adult presence, this reproduction of Hamlet journeys through the corrupting and mental battles that emerge when young people become manipulated.
In a dedicated effort of discovery and fulfilment, the characters conduit Shakespeare’s tragedy to uncover who they are and reimagine the monumental play in a ravishing, modern and physical ensemble production.
Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Tuesday and Thursday matinee, 1pm
Saturday matinee, 3pm
Standard tickets are £22
Southwark Playhouse, The Little, 77-84 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Thu 12 Jan to Sat 4 February