Hamlet

Hamlet

Ludlow Brewery
June 2016

We cut this lengthy beast down to two hours and really drove the story along - to the appreciation of many who complemented the edit. A few innovative plot twists also amazed some well-versed members of the audience, particularly the attempted murder of Polonius by Claudius (before being finished off by Hamlet). The tight and supportive ensemble was key to this production's success along with superb performances and characterisation all round - including a tour de force by Daniel Wilby as the Dane.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in Hamlet at Ludlow Brewery tonight. I can honestly say it's one of the best productions I've seen. A fantastic team effort, it was brilliant!”
Wayne Swann

“Two Hamlets in two nights for me - but that lot in Stratford can't match the freshness and originality or Rooftop Theatre Company! Super performances - a Hamlet possessed.”
Chris Barltrop

“That was such a fresh and entertaining production! The best version of Hamlet I have seen! Congratulations!”
@EmiStickland

“Fab night @ludlowbrewery with @rooftoptheatre for Hamlet....esp loved the rendition of Mr Sandman & the scene from Brief Encounter..Bravo!”
@quarryhousebnb

“Incredible performance of Hamlet by @rooftoptheatre last night. Clever, funny, disturbing, heartbreaking & intense”
@heatherbel1


Cast & crew

Hamlet
Daniel Wilby
Ophelia
Poppy Wilde
Claudius
Peter Gillham
Gertrude
Elizabeth Howard
Horatio
Ian Seddon
Polonius
Ewan Gibb
Laertes
Morgan Rees-Davies
Chorus
Skye Witney, Simon Bolton, Paul Sayers
Director
Simon Bolton
Producer/ Assistant Director
Paul Sayers
Deputy Stage Manager
Kate Farmer
Lighting and sound
Wild Edric Media
Original music
Steve Dunachie

Reviews

Bev Jenkins, Guild of Drama Adjudicators
“I love this company — the edgy two fingers up to society, those maverick, dangerous directors with their barbed wire minds and the beautifully bound cast.”
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Mark Topping, actor and voice
“The most real, most human and comprehensible Hamlet I’ve ever seen.”
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Diane Lyle, arts lover
“A brilliant production, a brilliant adaptation — brilliantly performed.”
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Simon DeVay - actor
“Well what can I say? Bravo!”
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Prue Britten - Ludlow Ledger
“Rooftop Theatre Company took a much-loved, much-used and lumpy seventeenth-century feather bed and gave it a prodigious shaking.”

Current projects

Boxing Club Rules

After the very successful lauch of Boxing Club Rules we're planning a tour to boxing clubs, schools and community venues in 2019–20. More details to follow.

Boxing Club Rules
Arts Council funded theatre

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