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Hamlet ()

Produced by

Necessary Angel Theatre Company

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Graham McLaren


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


November 20th, 2008 – November 23rd, 2008


A radical re-visioning of one of the world’s greatest plays.

Toronto’s Necessary Angel partners with one of the UK’s most provocative theatre makers, director and designer Graham McLaren (Medea, Theatre Babel), to investigate a rigorously pared down Hamlet, combining the aesthetic of European theatre with the poetry of the British stage. A unique, immediate and violent 110-minute live theatre experiment seething with amorality where nothing is set and every performance is different. (


Gord Rand Hamlet
Steven McCarthy Horatio
Robert Persichini Ghost / Player King
Laura de Carteret Gertrude
Tom McCamus Claudius
Christopher Morris Guildencrantz
Stephen Ouimette Polonius
Tara Nicodemo Ophelia
Shaun Smyth Laertes / Player Queen

Creative Team

William Shakespeare Playwright
Graham McLaren Director
Graham McLaren Designer
Andrea Lundy Lighting Designer
Alexander MacSween Music
Alexander MacSween Sound Designer
Melanie McNeill Assistant Costume Designer
Simon Fon Fight Choreographer


Crystal Salverda Stage Manager
Kate Porter Assistant Stage Manager
Andrea Lundy Production Manager
Nathaniel Kennedy Shop Technical Director
Amanda White Scenic Painter
Alice Norton Wig Designer
J. Louis Berenguer Crew
Darren Keay Crew
Matthew Marshall Crew
Joey Morin Crew
Matthew Pochwalowski Crew
Michael Cooper Photography


Craig Smith Head Carpenter
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Aiden Nagle Technician
Adrien Whan Technical Director