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Shakespeare’s “Claudius” is Innocent

CW: Major spoilers for Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Pierre Bayard’s essay “Enquête sur Hamlet: le Dialogue de Sourds” In Enquête sur Hamlet, an essay still unpublished in English, Pierre Bayard highlights…

Fringe 2022: Hamlet: The Play The Panto The Musical

A rip-roaring reinterpretation of one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays, Hamlet: The Play The Panto The Musical, is a riotous romp through an age-old story. Wonderfully wacky, and full of charm,…

‘Empowering’: Ophelia is also Dead review

The curtains part and a young woman enters the stage. She immediately breaks the fourth wall as she realises the audience is in the room with her. Thanks to her…

DUCT’s Hamlet review

Packing Shakespeare’s longest play into an hour is an unenviable task. Despite the strong acting performances, what the chief abridgers at Durham University Classical Theatre have ultimately done is ensure…

Aberdeen jazz quintet Hamlet impress with their debut, Act One

Hamlet are a relatively young band, formed in the spring of 2017. They started off life by playing contemporary works and jazz standards but have now moved on to create…

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Hamlet

Shit-Faced Shakespeare is the epitome of what a Fringe show should be: rowdy, risqué, and reckless. Not a novice at the Fringe, the troupe of five actors performing one of…