Hamlet – The Clown Prince

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The production is a creation based on William Shakespeare’s HAMLET- in English. The play is about a bunch of clowns who are putting up a show of Hamlet. They sometimes misinterpret the text, sometimes find new meanings in it, sometimes try and understand it, very often make a mess of it. They choose to use some phrases from the play and mix it with gibberish. They even edit the text, throw out some important scenes, and make a mess of the order of things as if the pages got mixed up. But through this all they are simply looking for the essence of Hamlet and trying to find a context for it in our own times. The play is produced by Rajat Kapoor’s productions ‘Cinematograph’ and has been running successfully for the last 5 years in India. Hamlet has also been to Dubai & Singapore too.

The play is directed by the very famous actor, director from Bollywood; Rajat Kapoor who is known for his impressive performances in Dil Chahta Hai, Monsoon Wedding, Bheja Fry, Corporate and many more.
The critically acclaimed actor with scores of movies like Bheja Fry 1 & 2, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Johnny Gaddar, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, etc; that is, Vinay Pathak plays the lead role of the Hamlet.

Apart from the duo, the play has many eminent theatre personalities like Namit Das (of Wake Up Sid fame), Neil Bhoopalam (of Anil Kapoor’s TV series “24” fame), Sujay Saple, Puja Sarup and Rachel D’Souza.

In 1 hour 35 minutes, the play is sure to leave you in splits and wanting for more. For more reviews, check out the links below:

Link-lThe Hindu

Link-The Mumbai Theatre Guide

Link-Times of India

Brought to you by Action Replay & Charkula Arts on Saturday 25th April 2015, 7PM at SOTA Drama Theatre. For tickets, please call – 90038240 or 90021963

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