Hamlet presented by The Australian Shakespeare Company
The most insightful and accurate portrait of human nature written by William Shakespeare between 1599 and 1601, Hamlet depicts its titular character as haunted by the past and immobilised by the future.
A tale of conspiracy, deception and moral ambiguity. A play where everyone has something to hide, its answer is far from simple. Under the shadow of “murder most foul” it plumbs the depths of its protagonist’s indecisiveness and the tragic consequences thereof.
The experience of Shakespeare Under the Stars and the atmosphere created by marriage of art and nature is inviting and refreshing as the audience and the actors embrace on a simple and compelling level of honesty that enriches their mutual engagement with the play. This is theatre that is about sharing the story together, taking the journey together and believing in the adventure because it is in a natural and uncontrollable atmosphere. Like life. Taking away the physical structures that protect us from the outdoors and taking away the traditional symbols of opulence and grandeur that intimidate us, brings theatre to its rightful place. A place that bonds the players, the play and the people together.
Please note: This performances of Hamlet is presented in “picnic theatre” style. This means, you sit on the grass or on a picnic blanket during the show.
Warning: contains stage combat & amplified sound. If a performance is cancelled in advance of the scheduled start time due to adverse weather conditions, where possible and time permitting, we make every effort to inform ticket holders.