There was great excitement amongst students from The British School of Kuwait (BSK) at the opportunity to be present at the world famous Globe to Globe’s showing of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Kuwait. The production is showing in every country in the world and started more than eighteen months ago in celebration of 400 years since Shakespeare died. With a minimal theatrical set, the multitalented actors took the audience on a journey, performing their roles in the play with passion and flair whilst also playing many different musical instruments. Although a tragedy, the actors managed to make the audience laugh in many places, especially during the performance of The Mousetrap. Many came close to tears during the tragic scenes towards the end.
It was a fantastic show and the students enjoyed it enormously, developing a deeper fascination with Shakespeare and his plays. For some, this was their first Shakespeare play but other BSK students said they had seen a number of Shakespeare plays in London and America. The actors also took part in a Q and A session with the students about what it is like to perform the show throughout the world and performing the same play for two years. Amanda Wilkin, who played Ophelia on the day, said she knows all the female roles and the characters swap roles to keep it interesting. Tom Lawrence, who played two roles in the play, said Shakespeare knew how to entertain people and that even in tragedy there has to be some comic relief. The show will finish in England on 23 April, the day Shakespeare died in 1616, four hundred years ago. The play definitely is the thing the students will remember from this wonderful afternoon in Kuwait.
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