The contemporary take on Shakespeare’s play will begin performances at the Southwark Playhouse from the 12th January.

Lazarus Theatre Company have announced the company of up and coming new talent taking part in its upcoming production of Hamlet, which will play for a limited season until the 4th February.

Many of the cast are making their professional debuts and the production is led by Michael Hawkey as the tormented prince Hamlet, alongside Lexine Lee as the fated
Ophelia. The cast also includes: Juan Hernandez, newly- graduated from ALRA, and Amber Mendez-Martin, who is currently training at The RoyalCentral School of Speech and Drama and will be partnering with Raj Swamy (Billionaire Boy, Garrick Theatre; Red Joan, Trevor Nunn) to bring Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to life. Depicting the one omnipresent adult figure will be Micha Colombo (The Tempest, Greenwich Theatre; Mother, Blood Wedding, UK Tour), with Alex Zur (Macbeth, Young Shakespeare Company; Cucumber, Channel 4), Sam Morris (Lohengrin, Royal Opera House; Christopher – Solo Show, The Pleasance/ Cambridge International Arts Festival/ Theatre Deli) and Kalifa Taylor
(Look Who’s All Grown Up, The Space Theatre; Tomb King, The League of Adventure).

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.

On bringing these London’s theatre graduates together, Artistic Director of Lazarus Theatre Company Ricky Dukes comments, “It’s tremendous to have assembled such a
talented, gifted, energetic, focussed and ‘up for it’ company of young performers ready to take on this iconic play. With over 3000 submissions it took us a while to whittle it down to the final nine, but blimey what a fantastic bunch they are, it’s going to be a real privilege and honour creating this new production with them.”

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