A group of seven actors on a brightly lit stage in front of a black background with two large mirrors. The floor of the stage is made of wooden planks in a zig zag pattern and there are three piles of what appear to be dirt in the foreground. The actors are all in animated poses, some with arms outstretched

Prince Hamlet

National Arts Centre (NAC)

When he learns his father’s death was no accident, Prince Hamlet sets out to find the truth for himself. Staring down his own mortality, the prince uses theatre and trickery to gain a confession from his uncle, and ultimately becomes a killer himself.

Combining English and American Sign Language, this remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-bent cast and creates a fully integrated retelling for both hearing and Deaf audiences. Starring Christine Horne as Hamlet (Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination for Outstanding Performance) and Dawn Jani Birley as Horatio (Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Actress in a Play) – “this is no ordinary Hamlet.” – Toronto Star.

Visionary director Ravi Jain brings forward a Hamlet for our rapidly changing times: a daring, stylish and inclusive take on the world’s most famous play. The national tour of this highly-acclaimed production is not to be missed.

A Why Not Theatre production.

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