Rex Obano | The Hamlet Voyage

Interview by: Christina Nicole
Published: Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 7:23pm

Join us for a theatrical critique of the very beginnings of British colonial ambitions. Drawing on classical performance across three continents — from Shakespeare & sea shanties to West African storytelling & drumming to South Asian music & puppetry — we will examine this cross-cultural encounter that took place before England became deeply involved in the Atlantic slave trade, before the age of British imperialism, and before Shakespeare became a global name.

NEED TO KNOW: The Hamlet Voyage by Rex Obano is at the Bridewell Theatre Bride Lane Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ from 20-23 July 2022 | This show is suitable for audiences 13+. | Trigger warnings: scenes of violence, racist language, references to suicide, sexual violence & animal cruelty. A post-show discussion will take place following the Saturday matinee