Dead Centre

Hamnet

Dublin, Ireland

Dutch premiere

Gianmarco Bresadola

Hamnet

Dublin, Ireland

Dutch premiere

Gianmarco Bresadola

Hamnet

Dublin, Ireland

Dutch premiere

Gianmarco Bresadola

Hamnet

Dublin, Ireland

Dutch premiere

Gianmarco Bresadola

Dead Centre | Hamnet

The major secret of maturity
In 1596 the only son of William Shakespeare died: Hamnet. He was eleven and seriously ill. Shakespeare was too late to be with him when he passed away. Three years later he wrote his masterpiece: Hamlet. Hamnet is just one letter away from the legendary indecisive hero of the title. However, Hamnet was never to know what being a wavering adult is like, while we adults have forgotten what it is like to be eleven. The Irish company Dead Centre has created a meeting between us and Hamnet. To look back on our childhood and forwards towards the adulthood he will never know. There is one aspect of adulthood we at least need to protect him from: the fact that we as adults also have no idea what we're actually up to. Last year we opened the festival with another performance by Dead Centre: the masterful Chekhov’s First Play.

"Hamnet demonstrates the tragic experience par excellence: he asks the question why thinking leads so rarely to action…. a highlight…"

- Berliner Zeitung

Credits

Performer | Ollie West
Stage design | Andrew Clancy
Costumes and effects | Grace O'Hara
Lighting design | Stephen Dodd
Sound | Kevin Gleeson
Video | Jose Miguel Jimenez
Choreography | Liv O'Donoghue
Stage technology | Barbara Hughes
Dramaturgy | Michael West
Production | Rachel Murray and Matthew Smyth
Directors | Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd
Coproduction | Abbey Theatre
With special thanks to | The Arts Council, Ireland and Culture Ireland

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