Al-Hamlet Summit (English Version)

with Richard Williamson as Lighting & Projection / Video Designer


01/08/2002 to 12/09/2002

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Winner of 'Scotsman Fringe First' award, along with both the 'Best Performance' and 'Best Director' awards at the Cairo Festival of Experimental Theatre

Press quotes

This show has three striking features.. Al-Bassam’s astonishing text, which rarely echoes Shakespeare’s words, but takes the story of Hamlet and reworks it in a rich new poetic version… the show uses video and projected images in a seriously effective and disturbing way… its story of Hamlet’s... continue reading
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
I doubt whether this year’s Festival will produce another show so directly relevant to the nightmare that is brewing in the Middle East, or so vivid and eloquent in the theatrical means it uses to confront it
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman