The fat has been cut from this Bristol Old Vic production of Hamlet, leaving the meat of the play. There is no Fortinbras subplot, the ghost and player scenes are stripped to the bare essentials.
‘A real gem’: Philip Ridley’s online series The Beast Will Rise is ‘sublime storytelling’
The problem with creating theatre in an era of lockdown is that the constraints of working online tend towards a uniformity of creativity
NEWS: The Beast Of Blue Yonder cast premiere Philip Ridley monologues online
While The Beast of Blue Yonder, Philip Ridley’s new play which was due to premiere this week at Southwark Playhouse, will not be going ahead during the coronavirus crisis, audiences will have a chance to see new work by Ridley in a collection of monologues, written in response to the current pandemic and performed by the cast.