The theatre company will present a brand new production of Shakespeare’s play at Southwark Playhouse from the 12th January 2023.

Lazarus Theatre will begin 2023 with a new production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Southwark Playhouse from January it has been announced. This new version of Shakespeare’s tragedy is set to explore the perspectives of young people whilst implementing Shakespeare’s original script.

Hamlet’s father is dead, his mother remarried to his uncle – who has just become King.Told through the eyes and experience of the young characters (yes, the adults are gone) Shakespeare’s monumental play comes to the stage in this ravishing, modern, physical and fast paced ensemble production. Denmark will never be the same again.

The concept behind this production will see the play set within the intense surroundings of a youth group who share their experiences with the audience, offering a chance to explore the identities fates of the young characters.

Artistic Director of Lazarus Theatre Company, Ricky Dukes said: “It’s cracking to be back for our third production with Southwark Playhouse, this time taking it to the large with
Shakespeare’s Hamlet! Our striking, exposed, raw, muscular, physical and punchy adaptation will be told from the perspective of the young folk of the play; the adults all gone (sort of).”

Hamlet will be presented in association with Southwark Playhouse Shakespeare Schools project, which offers over 1000 free tickets to local Southwark Schools.

Casting for the production will be announced soon.

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