Hope and Hell Theatre Co. (Canada) and Richard Jordan Productions (UK) present
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Ross Parker
Original design concept by Deeter Schurig
Performed by Raoul Bhaneja
Globe Theatre acknowledges Drs. Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher for their generous donation, which enables the bold, imaginative traditions of the series to grow and develop.
Hope and Hell Theatre Co. and Richard Jordan Productions present Hamlet (solo), an exciting one-man version of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet performed by Raoul Bhaneja.
Bhaneja plays 17 characters in Shakespeare's classic tragedy that revolves around murder, revenge and the quest for the throne of Denmark.
The show focuses on the three most essential elements of theatre: the actor, the text and the audience. This production is best described as “bare bones” in its presentation with Bhaneja playing all the characters and using only Shakespeare’s text in the two hour version of the play.
“A surprisingly enthralling production... An astoundingly sure-footed, brilliantly edited performance…most striking is the ever-present clarity of language.”
"A remarkable feat of memory and sustained speech - there was never any doubt that we were going to give Bhaneja a standing ovation at the end."
THE BIRMINGHAM POST (UK)
“Astonishing vividness… Shakespeare, dead all these centuries, lives again!”
THE CHRONICLE HERALD (HALIFAX)
“A blank verse wordsmith, Bhaneja delivers a masterful performance, and shows the talent, dedication and sacrifice to become not just a single character, but an entire cast. Even if all you know of Hamlet is, “To be or not to be,” go to this performance.”
VUE WEEKLY (EDMONTON)
|Robert Ross Parker||Director|
|Raoul Bhaneja | Performer
Born in Manchester, U.K, to a South Asian father and an Irish mother, Raoul grew up in Ottawa and Bonn, Germany. A graduate of Canterbury Arts High School in Ottawa and the National Theatre School of Canada, he began acting at 15 as a founding member of the Shakespearean street theatre group A Company of Fools. Raoul is an accomplished National Theatre School of Canada graduate, Christopher Plummer Fellowship winner, Canadian Comedy and Gemini Award nominee. His extensive theatre credits include The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper and several world premieres at The Tarragon Theatre. With over 50 Canadian and U.S. on-camera credits, he has worked with artists as diverse as Atom Egoyan and Sarah Polley to Michael Douglas and Michelle Williams. An accomplished musician, his band Raoul and The Big Time was selected by NOW Magazine as Toronto’s Best Blues Artist.
|Robert Ross Parker | Director
Robert is the Co-artistic Director of the Obie-winning Vampire Cowboys where he has directed Vampire Cowboy Trilogy, A Beginner’s Guide to Deicide, Living Dead in Denmark, Men of Steel, Fight Girl/Battle World, Soul Samurai, Alice in Slasherland and The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G. Other recent directing credits include Goodbye Cruel World (also adapter, Roundtable Ensemble), and numerous projects for Ensemble Studio Theatre where he is a member.
Gold coloured squares represent days with performances. Click on the date to see show times for that date.
Tickets for this production start at $20.00 (plus GST)