For the first time in Britain, an all-black cast present Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy on tour this Autumn.
Denmark, a Black Empire of modern England, where an intelligent young student discovers the world he once knew has crumbled.
Implored to defend what is left of his father’s decaying legacy, Hamlet now faces the greatest moral challenge – to kill or not to kill.
Directed by Jeffery Kissoon (RSC, National Theatre, Robert Lepage, Peter Hall and in Peter Brook’s seminal production of The Mahabharata) and adapted with Shakespeare’s text by award-winning playwright Mark Norfolk, this fast-moving version gets straight to the heart of a young man’s dilemma.This first all-black production of Hamlet in Britain makes a striking contribution to the Shakespeare 400 anniversary celebration.
The pioneering Black Theatre Live most recently toured hit productions of Tara Arts’ Macbeth (2015) directed by Jatinder Verma, She Called Me Mother (2015) starring Golden Globe nominee Cathy Tyson and The Diary Of A Hounslow Girl (2016) by young writer Amdreen Razia.#BlackHamlet @BlackTLiveHamlet