by william shakespeare

Hamlet Poster (c) The Bacchanals

Hamlet and Gertrude photo (c) The Bacchanals
"Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off,
And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark."
Carey Smith as Hamlet and Eve Middleton as Gertrude.
Claudius, Hamlet and company photo (c) The Bacchanals
"'Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet,
To give these mourning duties to your father.
But you must know your father lost a father,
That father lost, lost his."

photographs by Sar Ruddenklau

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern photo (c) The Bacchanals
"My two schoolfellows, whom I will trust
As I do adders fanged"
Hilary Willard as Guildenstern and Kate Soper as Rosencrantz, plus members of the audience.
The Player Queen photo (c) The Bacchanals
"In second husband let me be accursed;
None wed the second, but who killed the first."
Alex Greig as the Player Queen and Adam McMahon as the Poisoner.
Hamlet and Claudius photo (c) The Bacchanals
"Now might I do it pat; now he is a-praying,
And now I'll do't. And so he goes to heaven,
And so am I revenged!"
Carey Smith as Hamlet and John Porter as Claudius.
Hamlet and Gertrude photo (c) The Bacchanals
"You cannot call it love, for at your age
The heyday in the blood is tame"
Gertrude and Hamlet photo (c) The Bacchanals
"Confess yourself to heaven, repent what's past,
Avoid what is to come"
Laertes and Olphelia photo (c) The Bacchanals
"O heavens, is't possible a young maid's wits
Should be as mortal as an old man's life?"
Alex Greig as Laertes and Tina Helm as Ophelia
Laertes and Olphelia photo (c) The Bacchanals
"I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died."
The Gravedigger and Hamlet photo (c) The Bacchanals
"There is no ancient gentlemen but gardeners, ditchers and gravemakers" James Stewart as the First Gravedigger and Carey Smith as Hamlet
Hamlet and Horatio photo (c) The Bacchanals
"We defy augury. There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow." Carey Smith as Hamlet and Erica Lowe as Horatio

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