Hamlet is a body without organs. A privileged ingrate, a serial procrastinator, and above all: 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. Stuck in a cycle of self-obsession and serial procrastination, will the weight of History itself be enough to make Hamlet wake up, grow and stand up? There’s never been a better time to be a Dane.
ANTI-HAMLET uses Shakespeare’s characters as the scaffold for a raucous and ruthless excavation of Australia’s cultural and political maze and the identity crisis underneath.