The Factory's Hamlet, 2012

5th March - 24th March 2012

Blackwell's Bookshop

A Factory Production
Directed by Tim Carroll

The King is dead. What happens next will be different every night.

The brainchild of director Tim Carroll, The Factory bring their flagship show to Oxford this spring. So far almost 15,000 audience members have helped create a one-night only, sometimes unexpected and always surprising, interpretation of Hamlet. Now it’s your turn.

A rigorous exploration of Shakespeare’s verse combined with The Factory’s spirit of mischief and spontaneous play allow the company to delve into the endless possibilities within Shakespeare’s greatest work.

The Reviews

‘Literature and theatre are united, reading and interpreting made relevant. This production is for anyone interested in theatre, or for anyone who wants to understand what is interesting about theatre. If you’re looking for answers, you won’t be told them, but the performances might help you find them for yourself.’
Xandra Burns, Oxford Theatre Review

‘It is Hamlet through the looking glass, a play at once both familiar and strangely unfamiliar. They [the actors] use the inner sanctum of Blackwell’s bookshop beautifully, sometimes paying homage to the space, sometimes subverting it. All this makes for an immersive theatrical experience, energetic, vital and genuinely imaginative: a one-off, in all senses.’
Andrew Blades, The Stage

The Tweeters

“Very much enjoyed Hamlet by creationtheatre and _Factory last night. Duelling with cupcakes a particular highlight :) # cupcakesforswords” – @filmknitter

“_Factory creationtheatre blackwelloxford Hamlet last night was brilliant! Impressed that tiger got a starring role as well! # HamletOxford
“ – @Vikki56

“_Factory creationtheatre blackwelloxford # HamletOxford was so inventive and thought-provoking – will be back on Saturday for more!” – @AnaisHiggins

“_Factory creationtheatre Thank you for an incredible evening, # HamletInOxford was brilliant! Will definitely be back again :)” – @Jessification

“_Factory congratulations to the whole team. Excited by what this bunch can produce. Limitless theatre. Go see” – @charconquest

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