16 Nov – 04 Dec 2010
Two Gents production of Kupenga Kwa Hamlet
(The Madness of Hamlet)

Two Gents production of Kupenga Kwa Hamlet (The Madness of Hamlet) Two Gents production of Kupenga Kwa Hamlet (The Madness of Hamlet)

Two Gents production of Kupenga Kwa Hamlet (The Madness of Hamlet)
Directed by Arne Pohlmeier
In Association with the Watermill Theatre

The award-winning Two Gents Productions return to London with a radical new take on Shakespeare's revenge tragedy.

In a world of unyielding beliefs and ritual, Hamlet returns home to find his father buried, his mother remarried and the spirit world in turmoil. Burdened by misgivings Hamlet strives to set things right. On a bare stage, with bold Zimbabwean traditional movement and song two audacious performers tear down and rebuild Hamlet to create an urgent, poetic and spiritual reimagining of Shakespeare's classic tale.

Developed in Zimbabwe, using the 'bad' quarto text (shorter, corrupt, pirated, but the first version to be published), the piece premiered at HIFA 2010 (Harare International Festival of the Arts). Originally commissioned by The Watermill Theatre, Newbury and celebrated at the Gdansk Shakespeare Festival, Poland this summer, Kupenga Kwa Hamlet premieres in London at Oval House Theatre for a limited three week run.

Ticket Prices: £12 / £6 concs
Previews: 16th and 17th November, all tickets £6.00

Free Post-Show discussions:
Tues 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Tuesday 30th November
BSL performance: Thurs 2nd Dec
Days/time: Tuesday – Saturday 7.45pm

Address:
Oval House Theatre, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
Booking: 020 7582 7680 / www.ovalhouse.com (no fee)





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