Next up in our Camden Fringe Featured Show series: after acclaim on tour, transgender theatremaker Edward/Edalia Day brings Super Hamlet 64, a new comedy about “videogames and death” and Shakespeare, to London for two festival dates at the Cockpit Theatre on 17 and 18 August 2018.
What if you woke up and realised that your life was actually a computer game? Your Dad just died, your Uncle’s married your Mum and is hell-bent on world domination, while the person you have a crush on turns out to be a samurai sword-wielding superhero. Oh, and your Dad’s a singing ghost.
Super Hamlet 64 is a fast-paced retelling of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, combining the classical text with modern poetry to dissect ideas about privilege, gender and mortality today. Full of retro animation and comedy songs, it also takes stylistic inspiration from films like Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
Nominated for best new writing, best production and best actor at the Buxton Fringe, and picked as one of the top two spoken word recommendations at this year’s Camden Fringe by London Calling, Super Hamlet 64 is written and performed by transgender/non-binary spoken word artist, animator and theatremaker Edward/Edalia Day.
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