Event Hamlet
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Venue Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 14 September 1994
Opening Date 19 September 1994
Last Date 14 October 1994
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "Neil Armfield's critically acclaimed production from Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre. Armfield sees Hamlet as a study of trust or rather of betrayal. We watch the way that relationships, parent-child, husband-wife, friend-friend and lover to lover, collapse under the weight of suspicion. In the absence of trust the mind and all our frames of reality spin out of control. The Bulletin refers to Richard Roxburgh's portrayal of Hamlet as "a brilliant and, finally, heartbreaking performance ... a trippingly tragic production of Hamlet the most moving in memory.""
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Tragedy
Subjects Conflict
Name Function Notes
Cate Blanchett Actor
Peter Carroll Actor
Ralph Cotterill Actor
Max Cullen Actor
Gillian Jones Actor
Jacek Koman Actor
Jacqueline McKenzie Actor
Keith Robinson Actor
Richard Roxburgh Actor
Geoffrey Rush Actor
Kevin Smith Actor
Steven Vidler Actor
David Wenham Actor
Greg McLean Assistant Director
John Rodgers Composer
Anna Borghesi Costume Designer
Tess Schofield Costume Designer
Dan Potra Designer
Neil Armfield Director
Rory Dempster Lighting Designer
William Shakespeare Playwright
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Preview Dates :14th to 18th Sept. 1994.
Event Identifier 27533