REVIEW: Hamlet, Kings Theatre, Southsea
Touted as '˜Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation', Icarus Theatre Collective's production of Hamlet took risks to revamp the Bard's most renowned play '“ some with greater success than others.
The set is impressive, with mock-marble steps leading up to two thrones against the backdrop of a giant Danish flag.
Nicholas Limm plays the titular role with a distinctive voice and the cast proficiently switched between multiple roles, particularly Kerry Gooderson as the innocent yet troubled Ophelia.
Impressive sword choreography and powerful acting achieved what the play set out to do – viscerally and emotively bringing Shakespeare to a new generation.