Upon the news that his father, the King, has dies, Hamlet returns from his studies abroad, only to discover his mother's plans to hastily marry his uncle. Hamlet's childhood belief that his parents were the perfect specimens of honour come crashing down around him.
When a Ghost appears, instructing Hamlet to take revenge against his secret assassination, he is unsure who to trust. Is the ghost the spirit of his beloved father or a demon sent to tempt him to do evil? His search for answers will have disastrous results on all those around him.
"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
William Shakespeare based his most enduringly popular tragedy Hamlet on the Nordic Legend of Amleth, and this year, Director Terri Brabon is taking Hamlet back to his roots with an exciting new production that promises to be a rugged and brutal adventure. NIDA Graduate James Raggatt, returns home to Townsville to tackle the challenging title role alongside Brendan O'Connor as Claudius. So join, TheatreiNQ under the Stars as they bring to life this powerful tale of love, life and everything in between.
- The Creative Team - The Cast
Hamlet James Raggatt Claudius Brendan O'Connor Gertrude Terri Brabon Ophelia Emma Lamberton Horatio John Goodson Polonius Jonathon Brown Laertes Michael Gleeson Rosencrantz Rachel Nutchey Guildenstern Lachlan Stevenson Marcellus Robert Street Grave Digger Robert Street Osric Paris Walsh The Players Michael Gleeson Shai Regan Emma Smith Christian Agapiou The Ensemble Finn Forde Liliana Starck Jackson Arthy Ross Bourne
- The Creative Team - Production
Director Terri Brabon Design Set Design Brendan O'Connor Lighting Design Brendan O'Connor Sound & AV Design Terri Brabon Costumes Kathy Brabon & Terri Brabon Props Susan Brabon Crew Stage Manager Chris Nobile Technical Operator Thomas Roach Set Construction Brendan O'Connor Production Assistants The Bridge Project Comapny Hairdresser Kerry Santariga Photography Chrissy Maguire Event Co-ordinator Kellie Esling Front Of House Manager Tina Porta