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Hamlet

When:

Tue Sep 8 2015, 7:45pm
Wed Sep 9 2015, 7:45pm
Fri Sep 11 2015, 7:45pm
Sat Sep 12 2015, 2:30pm
Sat Sep 12 2015, 7:45pm

Where: Capitol Theatre, 11 Stamford Road, City Hall, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $148.00
  • Standard: $128.00
  • Standard: $108.00
  • Standard: $88.00
  • Student: $148.00
  • Student: $148.00
  • Student: $78.00
  • Student: $58.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Lasting only two-and-a-half hours and touring to every country in the world over two years, this fresh travelling version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy featuring a cast of twelve, perform a raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, has not succeeded his father as King. On the throne is his uncle Claudius, who married Queen Gertrude immediately, upon the death of her husband, the first King Hamlet. At midnight the ghost of the dead King appears to his son on the battlements of the castle and commands revenge.

Hamlet, unsure at first, simulates madness and asks for a performance of a play with a plot much like his father’s murder, so that he can see how the King responds. Claudius, deeply alarmed, plans to send Hamlet to England. However, before Hamlet leaves, he kills Polonius (the father of Ophelia, the woman Hamlet loves) who is hiding behind a curtain in Gertrude’s room.

Two messengers conduct Hamlet towards the voyage to England, bearing letters that order his death when he arrives. Ophelia’s brother Laertes, enraged by the news of his father’s death, finds that his sister is helplessly mad, and swears to kill Hamlet. Ophelia drowns herself, and Hamlet returns to Denmark in time for her burial. Later, at a fencing match where Laertes seeks to stab Hamlet with a poisoned rapier, both men are wounded. Queen Gertrude drinks, in error, the poisoned wine Claudius has prepared for Hamlet. Laertes and Gertrude die; Hamlet, after killing Claudius, collapses in the arms of his friend Horatio and dies.