Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Who's the prince

Ever in the foremost forefront of the kulchural avant garde, Mr Gnome is nursing singed digits caused by possession of this year's red-hot ticket.

He's off to Stratford-upon-Avon tomorrow to spend the evening with that deeply dysfunctional Danish royal family. Yes, it's Hamlet time again.

Added piquancy because the moody prince is being played by David Tennant - aka (to half of the planet) Doctor Who.

Hence the fact that the entire run is sold out.

And as if that wasn't enough, both uncle Claudius and the ghost of Hamlet's father will embodied by RSC veteran Patrick 'Star Trek' Stewart.

The director is the gifted and usually unfussy Gregory Doran. The buzz has it that the production will be in modern dress.

Mr G's next post will bring his first impressions.

The tension is almost unbearable. I hope it lasts.

1 comment:

Webrarian said...

I am consumed with envy. Can it live up to all the expectations, though?

The idea of David Tennant in modern dress is intriguing...