Prince Hamlet

Project Description:

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Photo by Dahlia Katz, featuring Christine Horne

Prince Hamlet

Ravi Jain’s remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-bent cast, breathing new life into the 400-year-old play by challenging traditional ideas of who gets to tell this story. Struggling with the death of his father and the hasty remarriage of his mother to his uncle – brother to the King, and also his murderer – Hamlet undertakes the harrowing task of avenging his father’s untimely death. Combining English and American Sign Language, this groundbreaking production creates a fully integrated retelling for both hearing and Deaf audiences. Starring Christine Horne as Hamlet (Dora Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance) and Dawn Jani Birley as Horatio (Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Actress in a Play) – “this is no ordinary Hamlet.” (Toronto Star)


Coming Soon

Theatre Centre, April 2017

A Why Not Theatre production

Adapted and Directed by Ravi Jain
Assistant Direction by Pamela Feghali
Stage Management by Neha Ross and Assistant Stage Management by Tamara Protic
Set and Costume Design by Lorenzo Savoini,  Young Family Director of Design at Soulpepper
Sound Design by Thomas Ryder Payne
Lighting Design by Andre du Toit

Featuring Christine Horne as Hamlet, Rick Roberts as Claudius, Karen Robinson as Gertrude, Maria Vacratsis as Polonius, Jeff Ho as Ophelia, Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah as Laertes, Miriam Fernandes as Rosencrantz/Player King/Gravedigger, Hannah Miller as Guildenstern/Player Queen, Dawn Jani Birley as Horatio.

Runtime is approx 2 hours 30 minutes, with a 15 intermission

Photography by Brownen Sharp