HAMLET (2014)

a production that, at all the key moments, simply grasps Shakespeare’s great text and lets it lead the actors into the heart of the drama, revelling in its rhythms, its strength, and its unforgettable imagery, which soars out on the evening air like a force of nature in its own right.” – Joyce McMillan

Wilderness of Tigers & Bard in the Botanics
July 2014

Ensemble: Alan Mackenzie, Amy Conway, Jasmine Main, John Love, Jason Vaughn, Kirsty Miller, Alfie Wellcoat, Joe Johnson, Michael Collins, Ishbel McFarlane, Tommy Herbert.

“Mackenzie’s mixture of playful and brooding, without ever descending into a manic full-blown madness, was rather a refreshing take when other interpretations have tried to over-analyse the young Prince and his machinations of revenge […] this was “Shakespeare stripped back” and lovers of the tragic text may well admire its purity.“ – Marianne Gunn, The Herald