Hamlet

JUNE 2016
Alphabetti Theatre

Script edited and adpated by Paul Dunn.
In the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, Cranked Anvil presented an exciting and contemporary season of three of his most well known and loved plays – re-imagined for modern audiences. 
In an intriguing and fascinating twist on the classic texts, conceived and realised by artistic director Paul Dunn, these productions proved to be exhilarating and stimulating as well as highly accessible.

Elsinore’s.  A trendy jazz café in Newcastle’s bustling Quayside. A thin cover for a seedy underworld of organised crime and small-time Geordie mafia. ‘The King’ has died and his brother has married his widow and taken over The Business. But “something is rotten” as conspiracy, double-dealing, and treachery are rife. Where life is cheap and the currency is murder, will young Hamlet revenge his father’s untimely death?

“Director Paul Dunn has relocated the action to Newcastle’s Quayside and created a show with Tarantino-esque action …  We look forward to the next production, Henry V, with keen anticipation.
North East Theatre Guide

Directed by Paul Dunn
Assisted by  Sarah Seymour
Original music composed and performed live by David Jackson

CAST
Paul Dunn  Hamlet
Natasha Haws  Ophelia
James Barton 
Claudius
Patricia Whale
  Gertrude
David Foster
  Horatio
Sean Kenney 
Polonius
David John Hopper
  Laertes
John McMahon
  Ghost of Hamlet’s father
Wayne Miller
  Rosencrantz
Andrew Dawson 
Guildenstern

Lee McShane  Reynaldo
David Jackson 
Player
other roles played by members of the cast

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