3 – 13 November 2016
Hamlet is a body without organs. A privileged ingrate, a hopeless cynic, a serial procrastinator, a political deviant, and above all things: a desiring machine.
His dad’s dead, his mother wants a grandchild and his therapist is the father of psychoanalysis. And as the monarchy teeters on the edge of destruction, a new leader has taken the stage with visions of a prosperous Denmark committed to freedom, the individual and the market.
There’s never been a better time to be a Dane.
ANTI-HAMLET is the culmination of Mark Wilson’s trilogy of radical excavations of Shakespeare’s iconic plays. Following critically acclaimed national tours of RICHARD II and UUNSEX ME, this epic production brings together an extraordinary cast to take on Freud, Turnbull, Public Relations and Colonialism via Deleuze and Guattari.
“What can I give you in exchange for this ecstasy? Nothing, nothing: except my life, except my life, except my life."
“Structured with elegance and performed with exuberance, Unsex Me is brave, clever and fierce.”
CAROLINE WAKE, REAL TIME ON "UNSEX ME"
“brazen, subversive and extremely funny... a brilliant, daring show with outstanding performances.”
★★★★½ CAMERON WOODHEAD, THE AGE ON "RICHARD II"
Concession, Under 30s & Groups of 8+ $26
120 minutes plus interval
Confronting Themes | Strong Sexual Content | Nudity | Frequent Coarse Language | Smoke Effects | Cigarette Smoking
Written and Created by
Set and Costume Design
ROBERT D JORDAN
Dramaturg and Producer
MARCO CHIAPPI, NATASHA FLOWERS, NATASHA HERBERT, BRIAN LIPSON, MARK WILSON