Hamlet poster 2007

1st June - 28th July 2007

Oxford Castle - Castle Garden


The ultimate tale of obsession, insanity and revenge was retold in a bold, modern style within the atmospheric walls of Oxford Castle.

Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy about Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, sworn to kill his uncle by his father’s ghost was given a up to date twist by director Gari Jones and designer Sara Perks. Hamlet was envisioned as a brooding teenager with Ophelia as his “emo” style girlfriend. The cast included returning actors Gavin Molloy, Amanda Haberland and Pepe Balderrama. Music by Muse, My Chemical Romance and Garbage set the scene for the drama and emotional procrastination.


“a truly memorable evening’s entertainment”
Families Oxfordshire

Artistic team

Gari Jones – Director
Sara Perks – Designer
Lucy Wilkinson – Assistant Designer
Matt Eaton – Sound Designer
Richard Ryder – Voice and Verse coach
Jonathan Waller – Fight Director


Pepe Balderama – Laertes/Guildernstern
Alex Beckett – Marcellus/Rosencrantz/Grave Digger
Portia Booroff – Gertrude
Amanda Haberland – Ophelia
Gavin Molloy – Horatio
Simon Poole – Claudius
Richard Rycroft – Polonius/Grave Digger
Gary Shelford – Hamlet


John Holden White
Amy Hamdoon

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