Phone: (02) 9699 3444
Saturday 12 October to Sunday 1 December 2013
Every generation feels the irresistible compulsion to attempt to stage this, the greatest play by the greatest playwright. Then, they are haunted by the ghosts of past Hamlets: Olivier, Gielgud... Roxburgh. It takes the perfect combination of director and leading man to tackle this perennial conundrum - to face up to the ghosts and plunge into the thing itself with clear eyes.
Director Simon Stone is ruthless and visionary in his pursuit of the essential in a text; Toby Schmitz is one of the great actors of his generation: quick, droll and fiendishly sharp. Hamlet is the natural next step in their theatrical partnership. They'll be joined by a cast of masters, including the wonderful Robyn Nevin and Emily Barclay.