A year into this theatrical ensemble, Hamlet Globe to Globe will be performed in Lagos on March 4 and 5 with performances scheduled for the Muson Centre and St. Saviours School, Ikoyi.
The Hamlet Globe to Globe tour opened at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, on 23 April, 2014, the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth.
This play is scheduled to tour every single country on earth over 2 years. Directed by the Globe’s Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, this UK theatre production is presenting Nigerian actor, Ladi Emeruwa, in the shared role of Hamlet, together with an impressive international cast and crew of seventeen.
Following rave performances at The Globe, in Wittenberg and at the United Nations in New York amongst other top-notch venues, Hamletarrived in Africa in January 2015.
The first African performance was at Algeria’s National Theatre. Hamlet Globe to Globe has since performed at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, the St Louis Cathedral in Carthage, Tunisia, at Ethiopia’s National Theatre in Addis Ababa, as a free outdoor performance in Sudan – making its way through East Africa, from Somliland to Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Uganda.
The company of twelve actors and four stage managers has used a completely portable set to stage a Hamlet that celebrates all the exuberance and invention of Shakespeare’s language in a brisk two hours and forty minutes.
The tour has attracted rave reviews internationally, including from The New York Times which describes it as “a production that prizes efficiency, clarity, accessibility and above all energy.”
This event is supported by British Council among others.