Screening dates

Past dates: 

Fort Myers Film Festival, Florida 
22 March 2014

Hay Fesitval, Hay 
29 May 2013 

Isle of Wight Film Festival, Isle of Wight
14 - 17 August 2013 

Shakespeare Film Festival, Stratford Upon Avon
24 October 2013

Cornwall Film Festival 
8 November 2013

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Shakespeare's Globe

A Summer Hamlet

A film by Shakespeare's Globe and Dusthouse

Screening in festivals worldwide

In April 2011, eight actors, two stage managers and one wardrobe manager set out to tour a production of Hamlet around the UK and Europe.

A Summer Hamlet follows the company and their director, Dominic Dromgoole (Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe) as they tour the production from opening night at the Theatre Royal, Margate to their final performance at Hamlet’s own home of Elsinore Castle, Denmark. Remaining backstage with the cast for every performance, this first feature by director Helen Lawson offers a rare insight behind the scenes of the production. We glimpse into rehearsal room mayhem, pre-show high jinks and backstage nerves as the team battle with the elements and a temperamental Ford Escort.

Revealing the creativity, laughter and unfolding friendships that develop throughout the tour, A Summer Hamlet offers a hilarious insight into acting, touring and the highs and lows of life on the road.


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