Hamlet in the air at St Albans School amphitheatre
PUBLISHED: 10:59 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:22 06 May 2010
OPEN-air Hamlet comes to an amphitheatre next month in the hands of a St Albans drama school. Theatrix is putting on the Shakespeare tragedy at the amphitheatre at St Albans School from Wednesday, September 2, until Saturday, September 5. It follows past
OPEN-air Hamlet comes to an amphitheatre next month in the hands of a St Albans drama school.
Theatrix is putting on the Shakespeare tragedy at the amphitheatre at St Albans School from Wednesday, September 2, until Saturday, September 5.
It follows past successes including The Beaux Strategem, Much Ado About Nothing, Cyrano de Bergerac and most recently this summer's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Over the past three decades, alumni of Theatrix have gone on to great success in a variety of fields and inspired by their continuing exploits, a company has been formed which mixes both past and present students to work on Hamlet.
Aged between 14 and 26, it includes members of the National Youth Theatre (NYT), under- and post-graduates in drama and the acting field and Theatrix tutors.
Director Sandy King said: "Hamlet is a story which has everything; the great questions of war, politics, the supernatural and the personal dilemmas of family life and morality.
"It flows from great tragedy to black comedy and back again in a single page. With such a perceptive, youthful cast, we've focused on the struggles of youth against authority and the problems one generation creates for the next."
Sandy, who has a number of directing credits, is himself a former student of Theatrix and studied acting and directing at Rose Bruford, Central School of Speech and Drama and the NYT.
Performances start at 8pm and tickets are £9 with concessions £7.50 and parties £7, available by calling 01727 860217 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details can be found at www.theatrix.co.uk