Hamlet! The Musical
6 – 29 May 2011
Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Richmond Theatre
Venturing where other musicals fear to tread, Hamlet! The Musical is a joyous and critically-acclaimed comedy romp that will leave you helpless with laughter and singing in the aisles.It’s the Bard’s most famous play–only shorter, funnier and with a few more show tunes.
All your favourite characters are present and correct, from the sweet Prince Hamlet himself, to crazed Ophelia and the treacherous Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Featuring a live orchestra, our fearless actors will strut (and fret) upon the stage with rapier-sharp wit and colossal cod-pieces, delivering a host of hilarious musical theatre songs.
To go or not to go? That is the question. Answer: go. T’would be a tragedy to miss it!
Gravedigger/Polonius/Fortinbras - David Burt
Gertrude/Gravedigger - Virge Gilchrist
Claudius/The Ghost - Mark Inscoe
Ophelia/Horatio/Rosencrantz - Jess Robinson
Hamlet - Jack Shalloo
Lertes/Guildenstern - Gabriel Vick
Writers - Alex Silverman, Timothy Knapman & Edward Jaspers
Director - Ryan McBryde
Set Designer - Diego Pitarch
Costume Designer - Mia Flodquist
Lighting Designer - Ben Cracknell
Sound Designer - Chris Simpson
Puppet Designer - Simon Buckley
Musical Director - Andy Massey
Orchestrator - Alex Silverman
Casting Director - Jane Deitch
A terrific cast ensure two hours of "tragical mirth."