'Hamlet is a body without organs. A privileged ingrate, a serial procrastinator, and above all: a desiring machine.
'His dad's dead, his mother wants a grandchild and, his therapist is the father of psychoanalysis. And as the monarchy teeters on the edge of destruction, a new leader has taken the stage with visions of a prosperous Denmark committed to freedom, the individual and the market. Stuck in a cycle of self-obsession and serial procrastination, will the weight of History itself be enough to make Hamlet wake up, grow and stand up?
'There's never been a better time to be a Dane.' (Production summary)
Presented by: Theatre Works and New Working Group. Performed at Theatre Works St Kilda, 3-13 November 2016.
Writer/Director: Mark Wilson
Associate Artist: Olivia Monticciolo
Producer: Mark Pritchard
Cast: Marco Chiappi, Natascha Flowers, Natasha Herbert, Brian Lipson, Marcus McKenzie, Charles Purcell and Mark Wilson
Set and Costume Design: Romanie Harper
Lighting Design: Amelia Lever-Davidson
Sound Design: Tom Backhaus