Drawing inspiration from a poem by Philip Larkin,  entitled This Be The Verse (which begins: “They **** you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do…”), and choosing to set the action of the play in the 1950’s highlights Hamlet’s newly dysfunctional family.

To replicate the play-within-the-play which Hamlet famously uses to “catch the conscience of the King”, the director has created a short, silent film version of “The Mousetrap” (complete with suspenseful soundtrack music and slightly expressionist performances), to spectacular effect.

The most well-known play in the Shakespeare canon, Stripped-Down Hamlet is an unforgettable theatre experience.