Roughly Hamlet

solo performance · shake the fear productions · Ages 7+ · United States of America

family friendly one person show
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MARCUS J FREED certified reviewer June 09, 2017
Lovely work. Roughly Hamlet is a bold reimagining of the classic, where all of the action takes place inside one man's head. The simple and colourful costume design is reminiscent of Sir Peter Brook's famous 'Midsummer Night's Dream' at the Royal Shakespeare Company (UK) as Micah Watterson deftly switches between the entire cast at Elsinore, from Hamlet to Ghost to Laertes to Gertrude and on. Stephen Weston's thoughtful direction leads us the question the Hamlet within all of us - how we hold all the different voices of our past & present at once, where we may veer towards the edge, and how we ask the purpose of our being - to be..or not. 'Roughly Hamlet' takes you deep into the dream state, and the 'Shake the Fear' company name is a great d... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) gia on the move and footlights certified reviewer June 14, 2017
tagged as: solo show · shakespeare · dark
It’s an 'experience' from its circular front to back.... full review
KAT MICHELS #seeitorskipitla correspondent certified reviewer June 24, 2017
tagged as: #ChanceItLA
There are nuggets of brilliance in this piece, but it feels more like a Master’s thesis project than a play for the masses. If you aren’t intimately familiar with the original text, I fear that you would spend the majority of the play lost. But if you’re a big Hamlet fan, I say it’s worth a chance. Read my full review here - full review
ANDREW LEESON certified reviewer June 26, 2017
Intense! Absorbing, precision work.... full review