in situ: Hamlet at The Leper Chapel

25 Jul - 29 Jul 20188pm
Leper ChapelTheatre

Cambridge’s environmental theatre company in situ: returns with one of Shakespeare’s greatest works, Hamlet, as never seen before.

In Richard Spaul’s hands, the play becomes a one-man performance, as he leads the audience through the political machinations and emotional turbulence of the Danish court, to the play’s tragic conclusion.

Taking place at The Leper Chapel, Cambridge’s oldest complete building, from Wednesday 25 July to Sunday 29 July, Richard describes Hamlet as a man haunted by his dead father, and the performance creates “a dialogue with the dead”.

“There are many dead people in the play,” says Richard. “Almost all the characters suffer violent deaths, and these voices of the dead are clamouring to be heard, clamouring to re-enact the tragic process.”

The medieval chapel is a wonderfully atmospheric setting, with the performance in the round.

“What I hope will be unique for the audience is experiencing all the characters, the actions, the voices and the emotions channelled through one performer,” says Richard. “It’s all really happening right in front of your eyes.

“We dig out what is most relevant, powerful and unsettling. I do believe that there has never been a Hamlet quite like this one.”

Tickets for 8pm performances, which are 90 minutes, are available via insitutheatre.co.uk

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