British School of Kuwait (BSK) recently attended the world famous Globe to Globe showing of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. With a minimal theatrical set, the multi-talented actors took the audience on a journey, performing roles with passion along with playing different musical instruments.
The show was enjoyed enormously by the students. For some it was their first Shakespeare play. As a part of the program, the actors also took part in a Q and A session with the students regarding what it is like to perform the same show throughout the world for two years. Amanda Wilkin, who played the role of Ophelia on that day, said she knows all the female roles as the characters swap roles to keep it interesting. Tom Lawrence, who played two roles in the play, said Shakespeare knew how to entertain people and that even in tragedy there has to be some comic relief.
The show which is being performed in every country started eighteen months ago with the celebration of the 400th death anniversary of Shakespeare. The show is set to end in England on 23 April, 2016 to commemorate the day Shakespeare died in 1616.