If there was an apocalypse coming how would you spend your last night?
Local Brisbane theatre company, The Danger Ensemble would put on a play… Hamlet to be specific!
The premise is simple. Basically seven actors stage Hamlet on the eve of the apocalypse. What isn’t there to love about that?!
The Hamlet Apocalypse was originally presented and produced by La Mama (2009, Melbourne) and then had hugely successful seasons at both the Adelaide Fringe Festival and at La Boite. Years later it is back, bolder than ever at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. This year’s cast features some of Queensland’s most talented actors and we’re ready to be on the edge of our seat watching the performances. For all the fashion lovers out there, think ‘Post-Mod-Elizabethan’ looks, designed by local fashion designer Oscar Clark. #SWOON
Artistic Director Steven Mitchell Wright has always been a game changer, creating visually striking pieces of theatre. We can’t wait to experience and soak in all that the The Hamlet Apocalypse has to offer.
“THE HAMLET APOCALYPSE puts the human experience under a microscope in a very high pressure environment…. It creates a space for audiences to observe a group of very real people wrestling with their own mortality, and to also reflect upon the choices they might make, the regrets they have, the joys they’ve shared and the lives they’ve lived.”
This year also marks a huge achievement for The Danger Ensemble; it is their TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY! If that was a marriage they would be getting some tin or aluminium… hmmmmm, seriously? Well we think ten years in the theatre is a huge achievement** and deserves more than a piece of metal… and if their earlier seasons of Macbeth is anything to go by, Brisbane you are in for a treat.
We’ve teamed up with The Danger Ensemble to giveaway a double pass to the Friday the 11 August 7:30pm performance of The Hamlet Apocalypse. For all competition details heard to our Instagram profile @brisbanethreads.
The Danger Ensemble’s THE HAMLET APOCALYPSE opens this Wednesday 9th August.
THE HAMLET APOCALYPSE
9 – 19 AUGUST
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
** Ten years in marriage is also amazing… as is doing anything you love for TEN WHOLE YEARS!