Outrageous Fortune [Hamlet Reclaimed]

Outrageous Fortune [Hamlet Reclaimed]


Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing, end them?

Gertrude: Wife. Mother. Queen of Denmark.

A fearless woman whose power was consistently undermined by the men around her. In the 400 years since Hamlet was written, what – if anything – has changed?

Welcome to purgatory. Where everything we know about Hamlet’s mother is torn apart, reimagined and reclaimed by one woman and a jazz drummer in a funny and fierce act of rebellion. There’ll be tea. There’ll be a visit from Joan of Arc. There will be noise.

Fusing original narrative and Shakespearean verse with bold physicality and thunderous sound, award-winning performance storyteller Debs Newbold places Shakespeare’s iconic text under a 21st century lens to offer an alternative perspective; putting a woman front and centre in this notorious story of male revenge.


★★★★★ “nothing short of astounding” | Theatre Eddys
★★★★★ “One unfeasibly talented woman” | Views from the Gods
★★★★ “one of the UK’s top storytellers” | Broadway Baby


Tickets £12 | Concessions £10


WRITTEN BY:  Debs Newbold

DIRECTED BY: John Wright (Told by an Idiot)

OTHER CREATIVES:  Luke Harney (Drummer)
RUNNING TIME: 70 Mins (No Interval) 
TWITTER: @DebsNewbold


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