Hamlet + Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Aug 22, 18 Hamlet + Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

I have 1 x double pass for both HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, for the Opening Gala Night Saturday 25 August 7:30pm for R & G or Sunday 26 August 6pm for Hamlet, at The Amphitheatre, Roma St Parklands

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“Tell me which show you want to go to (R & G on Sat night, or Hamlet on Sun night), and what you love most about Shakespeare!”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag QSEinRep#, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!

SEASON RUNS 23 AUGUST – 9 SEPTEMBER

SYNOPSIS:

“WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE, BUT KNOW NOT WHAT WE MAY BE…”

This Spring QSE returns to the gorgeous Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre, but this time things are a little different…

An Ensemble of 15 actors will present Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in ‘rep’: alternating shows each night with actors playing the same role in both plays! A first for the company.

Prince Hamlet is having a rough time. After his father’s death, he is overlooked for the crown in favour of the guy who killed his Dad and, even worse, married his mum. Caught between cultures and philosophies, Hamlet careens between paralysis and unconsidered action. Part philosopher, part improvised explosive device, Hamlet is the anti-hero we are all afraid we might become, and secretly want to. Inspired by Hamlet and a classic in its own right Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead sees 2 ‘minor’ characters take centre stage. Witness the comic horror as these ordinary folks vacillate between witty banter and philosophical ponderings on the point of their existence all while being flung in and out of the orbit of the Prince of Denmark. “It’s a tale for anyone who has ever felt out of their depth and in over their head… so everyone really!” says Director Rebecca Murphy

Both shows will include live music by QSE’s always popular band, make use of the magical atmosphere of the Parkland and be delivered with QSE’s trademark accessibility, clarity and wit.

The company will once again be running its community initiatives A Night At The Theatre (ANATT) and Relaxed Performance. First run in 2016 ANATT invites patrons to make a donation of the price of a ticket, QSE then works with community partners Australian Red Cross​, Communify​, and Arafmi Queensland​ to share tickets with people who might not have otherwise been able to experience live theatre. A Relaxed Performance of Hamlet will be held at 2pm on Sept 1st. Relaxed performances are designed to welcome those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including, but not limited to, individuals with
sensory sensitivity; click here for more information.

For more details and ticketing: http://www.qldshakespeare.org/hamlet.html

Thanks to Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

1 Comment

  1. Jyoti H /

    Hamlet; for ever since I was introduced to Shakespeare as a little girl. I have my favorites set- Hamletn Macbeth! Not sure why these tragedies took precedence over his comedies but I just bear them close to my heart. Would love to see it!

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