Wilderness of Tigers, in association with Bard in the Botanics
“The time is out of joint: O cursed spite
That ever I was born to set it right.”
The King of Denmark is dead. The young Prince Hamlet returns from university for his father’s funeral and finds himself also attending his mother’s swift wedding to his uncle. Meanwhile, at the edge of the kingdom, the ghost of the dead King has been seen walking nightly.
The news the ghost brings will shake the very core of Hamlet’s being and set him on an impossible quest that forces him to wrestle with life’s deepest questions. In Hamlet we see a sensitive being struggle to exist in a rotten, corrupt world.
This streamlined ensemble production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy brings an element of playfulness to a drama that traverses the great chasms of the human experience.
Hamlet is presented as part of the Bard in the Botanics Emerging Artists Scheme.