20th February 2017
This March, Icarus Theatre Collective presents their sexy, bloody and fast paced tour of Hamlet. Reimagined, this gripping and small cast of nine embraces Shakespeare’s brutality and amplifies the exhilaration and violence of one of the greatest plays ever written.
The King of Denmark is dead. Absolutely devastated, Prince Hamlet avenges his father’s death, battling the new King who stole his throne, resulting in disastrous consequences for his family and the Kingdom.
Artistic Director of Icarus Theatre Collective, Max Lewendel is delighted to be returning to Stirling again;
“Hamlet, whose depression is festered by the death of his father, shatters the narrative. The young prince is not self-pitying or self-indulgent. He is angry, infuriated by the world that envelops him. Torn, and also driven by mental illness, the Herculean character embarks on a self-destructive rampage to avenge his father’s death”.
With a set design inspired by the mythology of Greek and Roman Gods, this ensemble-driven production of Hamlet uses its dynamic cast to accentuate the constant conflict of the various elements of the young prince’s psychology.
Using Shakespeare’s original words, Icarus invites audiences to encounter the text in a new way. Blending traditional and physical theatre with original music, this stylish production brings to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters in a way you’ve never seen before. Described as Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation.