Production 2013


David Farr's production of Hamlet in 2013 featured Jonathan Slinger in the title role, Pippa Nixon as a terrorised Ophelia, Greg Hicks as Claudius and Charlotte Cornwell as Gertrude.

Designer Jon Bausor moved Elsinore from medieval Denmark to a run down gym in the 1960s.

David Farr said that Hamlet is the character that audiences most want to save or fall in love with. His production focused on the vulnerability of the character and his inability to deal with death and loss. Jonathan Slinger argued that it was impossible to pin Hamlet down because he's such a contradictory character who defies definition.

You can hear a talk with David Farr about this production by listening to our recording below. Use Soundcloud to listen or download it for yourself.

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