by William Shakespeare.
Gúna Nua’s unique take on Hamlet was to perform a two-hour version of the play with only two male actors. Playing up the sexual ambiguity invited by such an approach this was a stylish, witty, but extremely faithful version of the play which was punctuated by a superb contemporary rock soundtrack. Hamlet played the Project Arts Centre Dublin in 2005 and received a national tour in 2006.
‘Gúna Nua has been building a reputation for substance and serious theatre since it was founded in 1998’ – The Irish Times
‘I frequently think I have seen too many Hamlets, but I can take quite a few more if they are as good as this. I was absorbed, enlightened, uplifted, and moved as much as by any production of it I have seen in this country … Superb … ’ – Sunday Independent
‘Wonderfully raw … injecting Shakespeare with a bolt of the contemporary …’ **** –Sunday Business Post
‘Funny, entertaining and contemporary …Guna Nua has once again proved itself one of Ireland’s most original, even radical, companies’ – Sunday Tribune
‘It is fitting that a play which closely examines the art of theatre should itself receive examination. Gúna Nua has provided an admirable one.’ – Irish Examiner
Credits: Directed by David Parnell. Set and Costume Design by Amanda Coogan. Lighting Design by Kevin McFadden. Sound Design by Paul McDonnell. Stage Director Tara Furlong. ASM Eimer Murphy. Stage Management Intern Ben Lewis. LX Operator Gavin Flanagan. Production Manager Marie Tierney. Produced by Lori Connolly. Production Co-coordinator Barbara Nealon. CAST: Enda Kilroy & Paul Meade. Project Arts Centre – Dublin
Hamlet Tour in association with Civic Theatre, Tallaght.
Directed by David Parnell. Set and Costume Design by Amanda Coogan. Lighting Design by Kevin McFadden. Relights by Sinéad Wallace. Sound Design by Paul McDonnell. Stage Director Tara Furlong. ASMs Astrid Linnie & Gavin Flanagan. Produced by Bríd Dukes. CAST: Enda Kilroy & Paul Meade. Mermaid Arts Centre Bray; Siamsa Tire – Tralee, Watergate Theatre – Kilkenny, Civic Theatre – Tallaght.