Hamlet in Bed
Presented in English
Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
August 3-29, 2016
“Noir thriller about sex, death, theatre and the world's most famous play. Direct from its hit off-Broadway season starring Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress Annette O'Toole.
"Provocative, intense, sexy!" (Hollywood Reporter).
"Electrifying" 5 stars (Time Out, NY Critics' Pick)” --description from Fringe Programme.
Richard Jordan Productions and Brian Long with Pleasance
Writer: Michael Laurence
Director: Lisa Peterson
Set Design: Rachel Hauck
Costumes: Jessica Pabst
Lighting: Scott Zielinski
Sound: Bart Fasbender
Spencer Aste (Hamlet and Michael)
Annette O'Toole (Gertrude and Anna May Miller)
The roles of Hamlet /Michael are also played by Michael Laurence at selected performances.
This performance was previously put on in New York City in 2015.
"Three Weeks review (5 stars): "A phenomenal take on Shakespeare’s play." http://www.threeweeksedinburgh.com/article/hamlet-in-bed-richard-jordan-productions-and-brian-long-productions/
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine review (5 Stars): "Hamlet in Bed shows insight into the lives of two lost people looking for acceptance with beautiful style."
British Theatre Guide review (4 stars): "a beautifully acted play that will appeal to anyone in love with the Bard or New York theatricality."
Edinburgh Guide review (4 stars): "a clever, innovative homage to the timeless, iconic role of Hamlet." http://www.edinburghguide.com/festival/2016/edinburghfringe/hamletinbedpleasancecourtyardreview-17231
WhatsOnStage review (3 stars): a "problematic study on aspects of Hamlet" http://www.whatsonstage.com/edinburgh-theatre/reviews/hamlet-in-bed-pleasance-courtyard-festival-fringe_41495.html
BroadwayBaby review (3 stars): "If you have an obsession with Hamlet that comes close to Michael’s, this is definitely a production for you. Otherwise... you might just regard the whole play as a ‘Freudian slip’."
Fest review (2 stars): "tells us more about the narcissism of Off-Broadway actors than about Shakespeare's characters"