Photo by Dahlia Katz, featuring Christine Horne
Not yet two months after the death of King Hamlet, the Queen has remarried and Hamlet struggles to understand how the world and his mother are able to move on. Visited by the ghost of his father, Hamlet is directed to avenge his death by killing the murderer – his uncle, now step-father, and King. Prince Hamlet was Why Not Theatre’s debut production 10 years ago. We return to Shakespeare’s classic, reimagined by Artistic Director Ravi Jain, with Christine Horne in the title role.
“It might just be the perfect introduction to one of the greatest plays in Western theatre for the uninitiated.” – Torontoist (2007)
“Why Not Theatre is a great addition to the Toronto scene because clearly whatever Jain and his cohorts put on stage will be unpredictable.” – The Globe & Mail (2007)
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.
A note on ticket prices for Prince Hamlet: In order to ensure accessibility, Why Not Theatre invites you to pay what you can afford. You can pick any one of four prices – $5, $25, $50, $75 – whichever suits your budget. All tickets are general admission, and there are no limits on any price level. Pick the price you can afford to pay for your ticket and book your seat.
Performances are Mon-Sat 8pm, Sat matinees 2pm
Runtime is approx 2 hours 30 minutes, with a 15 intermission