Driftwood Theatre Group presents Hamlet, the world’s most famous play, like it’s never seen it before. Driftwood’s summer tour will feature a thrilling new adaptation of Hamlet by Toby Malone which is unpredictable, unsettling and downright dangerous.
Between July 9 and 26, Hamlet will play in various locations in the GTA including Todmorden Mills and Withrow Park in Toronto, and Benares Historic House in Mississauga.
From July 9 – August 16, The Bard’s Bus Tour will bring this revenge-thriller to 27 locations across Ontario in 39 days. The Bard’s Bus Tour has brought professional Pay-What-You-Can performances of classic plays to outdoor locations in small towns and city neighbourhoods across the province for 21 years.
Hamlet is the ultimate tragedy framed in a world dominated by the politics of fear. Newcomers to Hamlet and Shakespearean aficionados will delight in this version; a perfect match for Driftwood’s inventive theatrical style and magical outdoor settings.
Hamlet is directed by D. Jeremy Smith, founder and Artistic Director of Driftwood Theatre Group; is adapted by Toby Malone, and Dora Award winner Paolo Santalucia as Hamlet; National Theatre School Graduate, Natasha Mumba as Ophelia; Stratford Festival’s Jon de Leon as Claudius; poet, playwright and actor Nehassaiu deGannes as Gertrude; founding member of Driftwood Theatre Group Steven Burley as Guildenstern; Dora Award-winning Richard Alan Campbell as Polonius; four-time Rideau Award nominee Sarah Finn as Horatio, and for his sixth season with Driftwood, Christopher Darroch as Laertes.
And if seeing this great show is not enough: If you reserve your seats online before July 19 for your chance to win THE GREAT DANE PRIZE PACKAGE (including an overnight stay and wine tour in beautiful Bloomfield, Ontario; VIP ice-cream experience with Driftwood Artistic Director Jeremy Smith including concierge service, complimentary concessions, limited edition BBT t-shirt, and more). For more information on this contest, show times and venues, please visit driftwoodtheatre.com.
Driftwood Theatre Group presents
The Bard’s Bus Tour
Directed by D. Jeremy Smith
Adapted by Toby Malone
Composer and Musical Direction by Tom Lillington
Fight Direction by Todd Campbell
Previews: July 9 & 10
Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Road
Benares Historic House, 1507 Clarkson Road North
Official Opening: July 21
Runs until July 26
Withrow Park (SW of Pape and Danforth)
All performances start at 7:30PM
Admission: Pay-What-You-Can ($20 suggested)
Advanced Tickets: $20/person
Avail. by calling 416-703-2773 X246 or online