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"...from this time forth my thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth" "oh my offence is rank" "get thee to a nunnery"

flyer for the tour THE FIFTH COLUMN HAMLET

"At one time I dreamed of a production where Hamlet would be played by two actors, one vascillating, the other resolute"
Vsevolod Meyerhold


Meyerhold was executed by the Soviet secret police before he got to stage his vision of Hamlet. Taking inspiration from this idea, Fifth Column breathe new life into the play, exploring the idea of a character torn apart by his conflicting emotions until he becomes, almost literally, two people.

One is educated, socialised, and represents the fears and expectations fostered in us through our interaction with society. The other is the essence of being, the primal driving force that lies beneath the surface, often undiscovered, our entire lives.

more about Meyerhold and Hamlet ..