LUDLOW COMES ALIVE

David Visick

Waiting For Hamlet

12+15+18+
The King wearing a Crown, faces the Fool in his hat. The banner reads Waiting For Hamlet.

Winner of the 2018 Kenneth Branagh New Drama Writing award and a 2020 OffWestEnd OnComm commendation, this comedy about a tragedy sees two famous old fools go head-to-head in a battle of wits, where only one of them knows he’s a fool.

Locked down in limbo, dead King Hamlet desperately wants his son to avenge his untimely murder. Can Yorick stop him making the biggest mistake of his afterlife? Is it intervening, or interfering? When you’re dead, it’s not a question of whether to be or not to be. It’s about how not to be.

Described by Broadway World as "A delight for the ears... a comedy that glows from within," Waiting for Hamlet brings elements of Beckett and Stoppard to Shakespeare’s best-known tale to explore "universal themes like the nature of power and privilege, of hierarchy and of how states are governed, not to mention existence itself." (Fringe Review)

This studio-quality audio version was made with the cast, like their characters, in lockdown. Tim Marriott (The King) and Nicholas Collett (The Fool) recorded their parts at home, and the resulting dialogue was painstakingly pieced together by director Trevor Datson.

Genres:

Theatre

Categories:

Watch Now/Pre-Recorded

Accessiblity:

help Audio Only

Event Dates

16 August, 7.30pm — 8.16pm ongoing
waiting for hamlet

The King wearing a Crown, faces the Fool in his hat. The banner reads Waiting For Hamlet.
The King wearing a Crown, faces the Fool in his hat. The banner reads Waiting For Hamlet.
The King whispers into Yorick's ear
Tim Marriott under a duvet to reduce background noise, recording his lines, wearing a headset.
Nicholas Collett battling the noise of seagulls as he records his lines.
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