Young Prince Hamlet's world is turned upside down following the death of his father. Alienated from a mother he adores when she inexplicably marries his father's younger brother, the newly crowned and murderously ambitious King Claudius, Hamlet struggles to find his place in the new world order. The sight of his father's Ghost imploring him to defend his decaying legacy and avenge his execution, leads Hamlet down an even darker route; an uncontrollable slide into madness.
Set in a time that reflects where we are today, The Discarded Nut Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy is a visceral exploration of the devastating effects that the decisions of those in power can have on those beneath them, that the actions of a parent can have on their child and the realisation that the head and heart are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.
4th @ Theatre Royal Winchester: www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk/hamlet