Hamlet and Ophelia are depressed. Or is it Antoinette? Sarah Kane meets Brecht meets Adult Swim in this failed but brutally earnest attempt to perform Shakespeare’s classic.

Post-dramatic, metatheatrical and downright phantasmagorical, our performers slip in and out of Shakespeare’s famous text whilst simultaneously taking the piss and fervently attempting to get things right. Featuring fantasy, pop sing-a-longs and a paper shredder, this is Hamlet unlike you’ve ever seen it before.

Creators: Antoinette Barbouttis (Nominated Sydney Theatre Award Best Female Supporting Role in an Independent Production 2017) & Tom Christophersen (Business Unfinished)
Writer: Antoinette Barbouttis
Director: Victor Kalka
Dramaturg: Kate Gaul
Costume Design: Sabina Myers
Set Design: Mathilda Robba
Lighting Design: Martin Kinnane
Stage Management: Martin Quinn
Photography: Phil Erbacher
Performed by: Antoinette Barbouttis, Amanda Maple-Browne, Philip D’Ambrosio, Alex Stamell, Alana Stewart, Linda Nicholls-Gidley, Gemma Scoble & Matt Castley.

NB: Sold Out? A small allocation of tickets may be released at the Box Office each night. Try your luck!


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