Kupenga Kwa Hamlet (The Madness of Hamlet) was great!

by Two Gents Productions

You’ve never seen a HAMLET like this one!

Two actors, two props and the convergence of two cultures are all it takes to create this reimagining of the rarely seen First Quarto edition of Shakespeare’s classic.  Two Gents are a London-based Zimbabwean company.  They have set the performance in pre-Colonial Zimbabwe, a world of unyielding beliefs and ritual, where the afterlife and the present co-exist.  Hamlet confronts madness vs reason when he returns home to find his father murdered, his mother incoherent and a new, dangerous chief in power.

This unusual HAMLET has received great acclaim from all over;  the Harare International Festival in Zimbabwe, the Oval House Theatre in London, the Shakespeare Festival in Gdansk, Poland.  Now, thanks to support from Live & Local, we have the opportunity to see them here.  Not to be missed.


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