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!”

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

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

Cast & crew

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


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.”

Next Production

The Memory Garden

A tender and raucous trip back into Ludlow's recent past.

In the Secret Garden behind the Castle Bookshop, 5 Castle Street, Ludlow, SY8 1AS

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July at 7.00pm.

Tickets £10 — reserve them by calling at the bookshop, phoning them on 01584 872562, or emailing castlebookshop@btconnect.com

The Memory Garden
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