A GUEST PERFORMANCE AT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Raised arms against a sea of troubles
On 5 september 1607, William Keeling, Captain of the ship The Red Dragon wrote in his journal: “We had the tragedy of Hamlet, and in the afternoon, we went all together ashore, to see if we could shoot an elephant.” Few plays reflect the mystery of our soul as profoundly as Hamlet and it therefore seems apt that one of the earliest recorded performances of Hamlet occurred at sea, as the myth prescribes. The dangerous environment of a 17th century sailing ship perfectly evokes the claustrophobic confines of Elsinore, which Hamlet so famously describes as “a prison.” An eventful and spell-binding tour-de-force with the sea as an active co-actor and opponent.
Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Fred Abrahamse
Scenography: Fred Abrahamse
Lighting design: Fred Abrahamse
Costume Design: Marcel Meyer
Music: Carl-Johan Lingenfelder
Producer: Abrahamse & Meyer Productions
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have postponed our performance to 2021. Info on new dates will be published soon.
Age 12 years+
2 hours and 40 minutes including interval
English with Danish surtitles
175- 445 DKK + ticket fee
An outdoor performance at Kronborg