On a dark eerie night a ghost resembling the recently deceased King of Denmark walks the ramparts of Elsinore Castle. The voice from the grave tells Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, that Claudius the former King’s brother murdered him. Hamlet vows revenge on Claudius, who has not only succeeded the King’s throne but has also married his mother, Gertrude.
Joseph commented on the role:
“It’s every actor’s dream to play Hamlet and I do feel the part has haunted me, for a very long time.I have seen the play,more than twenty times and for the last few years have also taken to reading it, for my pleasure too. When my own wonderful father died a few years back the play was in my mind and in my pocket often. It’s an endless beautiful poem of a play it's true but you know, watching it is so exciting, it's a thriller with brains and an awful lot of laughs too! I am thrilled to be able to finally play the part, especially as I know how well it works in the open air having previously seen my wife in a production at Regents Park. I feel honoured to be working with our director Bill Buckhurst, in what I have heard is the loveliest Open Air theatre space in England.”
DATES : 26/06/2008 - 12/07/2008


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