Direction: Sean Holmes
Designer: Grace Smart
Co-Direction & Dramaturgy: Zoë Svendsen
Candle Lighting: Anna Watson
Composer: Ed Gaughan
Assistant Direction: Bethany West
Fights: Philip d’Orléans
Cast: Peter Bourke, Rachel Hannah Clarke, George Fouracres, Polly Frame, Francesca Henry, Nadi Kemp-Sayfi, John Lightbody, Ciarán O’Brien, Irfan Shamji.
Production photographs: Johan Persson
Hamlet as ensemble thriller, enjoying the character of Hamlet not as romantic here, but as immature, misogynistic, smiths-obsessed reluctant philosopher and avenger. Who in the end is really mad? Hamlet, who makes misogyny a feature of his madness, feigned or otherwise? Ophelia, who loses brother, lover and father – or the tyrannical Claudius and his bystander wife obsessed with securing their future at all costs?