Directors’ Festival: Hamlet Shakespeare's great tale of revenge and madness

Directors’ Festival: Hamlet

The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 05 May 2022 - Sat 07 May 2022
  • Location The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Ticket Price

    Tickets £10 per double bill
    £35 for a festival ticket

  • Times


  • Written by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Yuxuan Liu
    Designed by Fiona McKeon

Shakespeare's great tale of revenge and madness entwined with physical theatre and song

God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.

Ophelia tries to escape a world that will allow her no voice. She is stifled by the overbearing men in her life. One of them is the young prince, Hamlet, with whom she is in love.

Hamlet grieves over the loss of his father. In the dark of the night, the ghost of the late king appears with a message from beyond the grave. Is this vision real? Hamlet is tormented by doubt as he is compelled to avenge his father’s murder.

5 actors, 9 characters, 1 hour. This version of Hamlet presents one of Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular tragedies through text, music, and movement.

This play is part of a double bill with Picnic at Hanging Rock as part of Directors’ Festival 2022.


Claudius/Polonius Alexander Uzoka

Ophelia/The Gravedigger Yazmin Kayani

Hamlet Shivam Pallana

Laertes/The Ghost Taylor Uttley

Gertrude/Horatio Archie Fisher

Creative and Technical Team

Director Yuxuan Liu

Designer Fiona McKeon

Voice Coach Zoe Littleton

Lighting Designer Joe Waddington

Sound Designer and Operator Millie Edinburgh

Assistant Production Manager Joe Culpin

Costumer SupervisorKimberly White

Stage Manager Soph Robinson

Deputy Stage Manager Chris Stuckey

Lighting Operator Dan Knipe

Prop Makers Ziva Bucer, Tommy Karolyi, Isabella Keating, Lisa Viel-Vigneron

Construction Assistants Jocelyn Chen, Iona Hicks, Muir McFadden, Sally Strong

I absolutely love working backstage. It was something I had never done before arriving at BOVTS and I'm so grateful for the opportunity. Madi Barncoat, BA Costume Student