Hell Shakespeare Co. is a mild-mannered theatre company creating exciting new productions of classic and contemporary texts. They are a not for profit collective based in Marrickville who enjoy long walks on the beach and yelling about Brecht.
Hell Shakespeare's first production was 'Lady Hamlet': a transformative adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest play, the tragedy Hamlet: the heir to the late king, the observed of all observers, the princess of Denmark.
Drawing on themes of politics, power, celebrity, identity, expectations and desire, this recasting highlights discourses on gender, sexuality and mental health.
The original score for the production was written by Hence Therefore, a.k.a. Sydney musician Simon Unwin.
released 02 August 2013
all music composed by Simon Unwin