‘There is something rotten in the state of Denmark’
William Shakespeare’s unparalleled classic revisited in the stunning candlelit venue of the Round Church, Cambridge.
Hamlet, the young Prince of Denmark, has learnt of his father's sudden death whilst watching his mother remarry his uncle within weeks. Devastated by grief, Hamlet's relationships with family and lover crumble as the ghost of his father urges him not to trust those closest to him. Fired up by hatred, Hamlet sets out to seek revenge on those he thinks has wronged him. As Hamlet spirals out of control, Ophelia battles her own demons as her precarious emotional state unwinds before us.
As always, Shakespeare's words are as socially relevant today as when they were first written with themes of mental health, suicide and revenge within the tempestuous Danish court.