The Tragedy of Hamlet: the Prince of Denmark

Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres

April 3 to 7, 2024 (various times)

ShowOne Productions presents

World premiere created by Robert Lepage and Guillaume Côté

Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet: the Prince of Denmark
Photo: Matt Barnes

Legendary director Robert Lepage and dancer/choreographer Guillaume Côté reunite to re-imagine one of the theatre’s most persistent and haunting stories. Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Hamlet: the Prince of Denmark makes its highly anticipated world premiere for a limited engagement at the Elgin Theatre. This production is a wordless take on the emblematic tale of a man consumed by doubt and perhaps descending into madness after his father dies under troubling circumstances. This new Hamlet mines the essential narratives of Shakespeare’s complex examination of the human condition. With a weaving of classic and contemporary choreography, performed by a company of nine dancers, Côté himself stars as the troubled Dane.

Côté and Lepage’s creation pulls the audience deep into a world of deceptiveness, where ghosts and humans mingle on a minimalist set on which light, shadow and transparency play a central role. This metaphorical reinterpretation of the Shakespearian drama draws a fine line between movements of the body and what may or may not be lurking within the corners of the mind.

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Elgin Theatre
189 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario