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The Al Hamlet Summit (A modern Hamlet in modern English)


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The Al Hamlet Summit (A modern Hamlet in modern English)

Tickets on sale NOW from https://ductac.etixdubai.com/shows/show.aspx?sh=ALHAMLE17
Early Bird Tickets only 85 Dhs. Catch them while you can!
Student tickets are 60 Dhs using code "student" at password prompt. Students must show a valid Student ID when entering the theatre. Nov. 8, 9, 10, 11 at 7:30pm at DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. Special matinee on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4 pm.
The show runs at 90 minutes WITHOUT interval.

The king is dead; long live the king. Only in this instance, the new ruthless ruler of this fictional contemporary Middle Eastern country is the former king's brother. He has not only taken the throne, but also married his brother's widow, and is setting about creating a more westernised state. Not everyone is happy about this. The playboy prince, called back from gallivanting his way across Europe, is in a sulk; a neighbouring country is amassing troops on the border, and an internal opposition group is distributing leaflets suggesting that the death of the previous king was foul play. Sound familiar? It is more than that. Kuwaiti playwright Sulayman Al-Bassam's reworking of Shakespeare's play "is a brilliantly simple theatrical conjuring trick that has Elsinore fitting a current day state." (The Guardian)

This is Hamlet (played in English) as you've never seen before. An explosive reworking and contemporisation of Shakespeare's classic directed and produced by Padraig Downey for Danú Dubai: the award winning Dubai based theatre group who recently brought a sold-out Middle Eastern Adaptation of A Doll's House to the stage with major success.

"One of the most intriguing and intelligent pieces I have seen”
The Financial Times

“The most daring piece of political theatre”
The Times

"A fascinating reworking of Shakespeare… insightful and interesting" Evening Standard

The play is in English

November 8, 9, 10, 11 at Kilachand Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. 7:30 pm.
Special matinee on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4 pm.
Running time: 90 minutes without interval
Play Language: English
Tickets: 60/85/100 Dhs.
Early Bird Tickets at 85 Dhs available for a limited time only
Student Tickets: 60 Dhs using code "student" at password prompt

Written by Sulayman Al-Bassam
Directed and Produced by Padraig Downey
Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Poster by Christina D'Angelo

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