A modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's masterpiece. Set in 2018 within the dysfunctional dynamic of a family run pub, and staged in a site specific, immersive pub environment, the self destructive themes of the play are brought vividly to life whilst fully retaining the complexity of Shakespeare's language.
Hamlet has spiralled into a deep depression and is hell bent on self-destruction. His personal relationships have all but been destroyed. As a result, his life is now falling apart, and yet he continues to plunge himself into a pit of oblivion.
But are his feelings fair and justified, or is he trapped in an addictive cycle of self-pity? Whilst retaining use of Shakespeare's original text, this modern adaptation exposes the dark reality of Hamlet's anger, guilt, pain and fear.
This is the first production by a new Sussex-based theatre company.