Blue Apple Theatre and writer William Jessop re-invent Shakespeare's HAMLET in a fresh and powerful adaptation using Shakespeare's original language. HAMLET will be performed by an award-winning cast of six actors with learning disabilities. The production will tour from May-July, 2012.
The national tour, which has been supported by The Arts Council, will play in 13 theatres and arts centres across the country. The tour returns to Winchester in June with a full company production at Winchester's Theatre Royal.
Hamlet features Tommy Jessop in the title role. Tommy, who has Down's Syndrome, has numerous stage and screen credits, most notably in the BAFTA nominated Coming Down the Mountain (Tiger Aspect for BBC1). He has also featured in Casualty, Holby City, Monroe and Radio 4 afternoon plays.
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Blue Apple Theatre is an award- winning inclusive theatre company which promotes the talents of actors with learning disabilities. The annual programme includes large-scale performance projects, commissioned small-scale touring productions, dance and film. Blue Apple Theatre's re-invention of the world's most famous play is ground breaking in opening up artistic opportunities for talented performers who just happen to have learning disabilities. Blue Apple Theatre's Hamlet challenges us all to think again.