Escaping Hamlet (3 stars)

  • The List
  • 23 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

Fantastical reworking of Shakespeare

Is life predetermined, or do we have an input into our own destiny? This is the primary question asked by this fantastical reworking of Hamlet. Keeping the basic plot of the prince who discovers that his uncle killed his father and seeks revenge, this version follows Hamlet as he tries to escape his fate and fulfil his dreams of becoming an actor. Confusing in parts and hindered by a heavily accented cast, however, beautiful costumes and innovative direction just about save the day. (Nicola Husband)

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Escaping Hamlet

  • 3 stars

After the prince discovers that his uncle has killed his father, this incarnation of Hamlet flees his destiny and tries to fulfil his dream of becoming an actor. Confusing, but with an innovative direction that just about saves the day. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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