60 Hour Shakespeare performed Hamlet in association with Macmillan Cancer Support.
On 26th & 27th May 2019 the production was rehearsed and performed in 60 hours in Caversham Court Gardens in Reading. The production raised £717 for Macmillan Cancer Support to provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
It’s 1949. In Central Park West, Manhattan, an English socialite has remarried, to a politician named the ‘King’ of the city, following the death of her influential husband. Her son, Hamlet, is in freefall, railing against his mother’s marriage and grieving over his father’s death, when his friends, Horatio and Marcellus, return from Wittenberg University in Ohio.
Hamlet - Ant Henson
Claudius - Deesh Mariwala
Gertrude - Sharon Salazar
Polonius - Math Jones
Horatio - Harry Winterbottom
Laertes - Rylan Beech
Rosencratz - Jennifer Juniper Guildenstern - Silvia Colucci
Ophelia - Kat Dulfer
Osric / Messenger - Lucy Mortlock
Marcellus - Guy Matthews
First Player/ A Player - Olivia Thompson
Player King - Rhiannon Jenkins
Grave Digger - Theresa Sucharzewski
Lucianus - Maria Fei
Priest - Naomi Channa
Director: Gavin Leigh
Producer: Charlotte Cline
Fight Choreographer: Alexandra Kataigida