VICTORIAN THEATRE COMPANY
PLAYWRIGHT William Shakespeare
The King of Denmark is dead. His brother Claudius has married the widowed queen and now sits on the throne. Hamlet Prince of Denmark is sworn to revenge his father's foul and most unnatural murder.
Shakespeare wrote to be heard.
Victorian Theatre Company and Melbourne Shakespeare Company present Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Radio Play. This dynamic Australian production is an immersive, sonic experience featuring some of Australia's finest actors, an original score and a vivid soundscape that transports the listener deep into the rich world of this dark tragedy.
CAST Evelyn Krape (Gertrude), Mark Wilson (Claudius), Matthew Connell (Hamlet), Robert Menzies (The Ghost), Emily Goddard (Ophelia), Brian Lipson (Polonius), Laurence Young (Laertes), Andy Song (Horatio), Liliana Dalton (Rosencrantz), May Jasper (Guildenstern), Richard Moss (The Player King & The Gravedigger), Milijana Cancar (The Player Queen), Andrew Carolane (Lord Osric), Kurtis Lowden (Reynaldo, Lucianus, The Priest)
DIRECTOR Kurtis Lowden, Matthew Connell
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Jennifer Sarah Dean
COMPOSITION, AUDIO PRODUCTION, RECORDING Thomas Kunz
VISUAL DESIGN Chelsea Neate
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY Jak Scanlon
''The composition, audio production and recording by Thomas Kunz is faultless.''
''EMILY GODDARD as Ophelia finds the juxtaposition between her youthful vibrance and decent into grief and madness with ease''
''I found myself completely entranced by ROBERT MENZIES''
''MATTHEW CONNELL... manages to capture and engrossing naivety in the titular character... draws the audience into the mental anguish of the young prince''
POCKET SIZE THEATRE - LONDON
''This production in five, downloadable acts, is deftly directed by Kurtis Lowden''
''...CONNELL'S voice is honeyed and warm, subtly and intimately seeps into our ears. We can almost feel his breath on our cheek''
''...MENZIES' Ghost has gravitas and a sonorous resonance that almost send shivers down our spines''
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