hamlet (an experience)

written by: EMILY CARDING & KOLBRUN BJORT SIGFUSDOTTIR / director: KOLBRUN BJORT SIGFUSDOTTIR
24 & 25 Nov
7:45pm
£15/£12
Sun/Mon only

After breaking new ground with their award-winning RICHARD III (A ONE WOMAN SHOW), Brite Theater are once again reinventing Shakespearean performance with their adaptation of Hamlet directed by Kolbrun Bjort Sigfusdottir.  Emily Carding plays Hamlet and you, the audience, are the players arriving at Elsinore. Hamlet needs your help to take on the roles of his friends and family and resolve the great questions of life. Journey through the play together and become immersed in the story like never before. Hamlet has the questions. Do you have the answers?

Nominated for several awards at Prague and Edinburgh Fringe, HAMLET (AN EXPERIENCE) was one of the winners of the Fringe Encore Series and had a successful run at the Soho Playhouse off-Broadway in November 2018. Emily Carding won the best actress award for her performance as Hamlet at BABELfast 2019 in Romania.

★★★★ “Sigfusdottir’s adaptation and Carding’s sensitive interpretation provide a shortcut to the empathy that many Hamlets crave but seldom achieve.” The Stage

★★★★★ “This is an intimate journey that will leave you feeling closer and more empathetic to Hamlet than ever before.” Front Row Center, NY

★★★★ “Encounter Shakespeare’s most iconic story from the inside” Fringe Guru

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 60 minutes without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds and exchanges are not available.

graceful – POSTPONED

7 - 25 April

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

When 17-year-old Grace’s alcoholic father checks himself into rehab, she is sent to live with his distant cousin, 38-year-old Rhonda, who ten years ago, had an abortion.

A young woman who’s never had a mother and grown woman who’s never had a daughter find themselves in roles they never expected.

have you heard about guy? – POSTPONED

19 & 20 Apr

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

This is the story of two struggling actresses, Frank and George. As they suffer through humiliating commercial auditions, sleazy industry professionals, empty bank accounts, family pressures and jealousy, their drama school peer, Guy, is enjoying a meteoric rise to success.

talking back

7 - 8 June

TALKING BACK: A Night of Black Verbatim Theatre encompasses two plays: BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN & PRESENT BLACK FATHERS. BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN: interviews of Black women in relationships with white men. Expect talks of privilege, activism, & headscarves. PRESENT BLACK FATHERS: interviews that challenge the “absent Black father” stereotype. Funny, emotional, & sometimes too real.

period dramas

21 & 22 June

Ever wondered what Period Dramas would be like if they really were about Periods?

Period Dramas is a hilarious one-woman romp through the ages where stand-up, cabaret and tap dance collide to fill the gaps in the history books and interrogate the menstrual taboo both past and present.

booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)