Show Time: 2.50pm
Duration: 65 mins
Venue: Assembly Roxy - Upstairs, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU
Dates: 31 July - 25 August 2014 (except 12th & 18th)
by Actors Touring Company (UK)
and Nassim Soleimanpour (Iran)
“Actors Touring Company, a sure sign of quality.” The Guardian
“Nassim Soleimanpour is a fiercely – even frighteningly original voice, and a thrillingly adept craftsman.” The Skinny
The chance to create your own version of Shakespeare's most famous play
Blind Hamlet transforms Shakespeare’s tragedy into an interactive theatrical battle and reimagines the bloody struggle for Hamlet’s Elsinore. Here anything is possible. The plots and machinations of Shakespeare’s drama are played out by the audiences themselves. Volunteers take to the stage to outwit each other as a different power-struggle unfolds at each performance, with Hamlet turned on its head and every spectator a player. Blind Hamlet reveals how nations and individuals trap each other, and themselves, in their frenzy to tell friend from foe.
This new play by leading Iranian playwright Nassim soleimanpour, is produced by Actors Touring Company, creators of “The Events”, The Guardian’s Best Theatre show of 2013.
Written by Nassim Soleimanpour
Directed by Ramin Grey
With the kind support of the British Council and the Iran Heritage Foundation