A year into this extraordinary theatrical ensemble, Hamlet Globe to Globe hits Lagos on 4th & 5th March 2015, with performances scheduled for the Muson Centre and St. Saviours School, Ikoyi.
The Hamlet Globe to Globe tour opened at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, on 23 April 2014, the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. This unprecedented theatrical adventure is scheduled to tour every single country on earth over 2 years.
Directed by the Globe’s Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, this UK theatre production is presenting Nigerian actor, Ladi Emeruwa, in the shared role of Hamlet, together with an impressive international cast and crew of seventeen.
The first African performance was at Algeria’s National Theatre. Hamlet Globe to Globe has since performed at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, the beautiful St Louis Cathedral in Carthage, Tunisia, at Ethiopia’s National Theatre in Addis Ababa, as a free outdoor performance in Sudan – making its way through East Africa, from Somliland to Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Uganda.
The cast and crew have travelled by boat, sleeper trains, jeeps, tall ships, buses and aeroplanes, across 7 continents to perform over 2 dozen parts on a stripped-down booth stage. The company of twelve actors and four stage managers has used a completely portable set to stage a Hamlet that celebrates all the exuberance and invention of Shakespeare’s language in a brisk two hours and forty minutes.
The tour has attracted rave reviews internationally, including from The New York Times which describes it as “a production that prizes efficiency, clarity, accessibility and above all energy.”
This event is supported by British Council, The Wheatbaker Hotel, Muson Centre, The St. Saviours School, Ikoyi and media partners; Thisday, Bella Naija, Smooth FM, Cool FM, Ebonylife TV, Channels TV, The Guardian, Ndani TV & Levitate
Buy your ticket now @ www.afritickets.com and Muson Centre
Date: Wednesday, 4th March 2015
Show Times: 2pm & 6:30pm
Venue: The Muson Centre, 8/9 Marina, Onikan, Lagos
Tickets: N10,000 per show