Twelfth Night

Tuesday 23 June – Saturday 4 July 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Hamlet

1990
The George
Directed by Eric Usher

Hamlet is regarded by many as the best play ever written, and to be charged with the task of producing it is both daunting and exciting.

The play as written runs for about four and a half hours, so the first task was to reduce the text by about a thousand lines to bring it to a length that will fit comfortably into an evening at the George. I hope you will find the shortened play to your liking and that you will suspend disbelief and enter into the strange dark world of Elsinore seen through the haunted eyes of the tragic prince.

The characters are caught up in a maelstrom of emotions: love, hate, jealousy, friendship, treachery, indecision and self-interest combine to produce the inevitable tragic climax.

Our entire company has worked with a high level of commitment for several months to bring this memorable play to you tonight. I hope that you will find the evening both stimulating and enjoyable.




Cast

Hamlet

David Crosby

Claudius

Roger Taylor

Gertrude

Kate Fenemore

Ghost

David Foyle

Polonius

Michael Williamson

Laertes

Mike Ockwell

Ophelia

Lindsey Brown

Horatio

Dean Laccohee

Marcellus

Graeme Hammond

Barnardo

Brian Williams

Rosencrantz

Willie Wilson

Guildenstern

Nick Hemens

First Player / Priest

Gary Cooper

Players

Gill Butler
Spencer Dyer
David Huff

Osric

Keith Phillips

Gentleman

Graham Linay

Grave Digger

Peter Sawford

Ladies of the Court

Trish James
Kathy Knight

Creative Team

Director

Eric Usher

Stage Manager

John Morgan

Assistant Stage Manager

Tanzy Lee

Set Design

Colin Chalk

Stage Construction

Nigel Callaghan

Stage Crew

Chris Hunnam
Peter Levitt
Bob Pugh
Alex Schieber

Continuity

Vivienne Dyer

Lighting & Sound

Malcolm Lyons
Mel Pugsley
Tierce Britton
Sophie Rowlings
Andy Kendon
Gerry Davison
Roger Blackmore
Daryl Fleming
Pat Hamilton
Gill Hanby
Ruth Taylor
Hazel Ainscough

Sound Equipment

SJC Services

Lighting Equipment

JPL Lighting

Fight Arranger

Bob Pugh

Costume Design

Wendy Usher

Wardrobe

Trish James
Bridget Newland
Wendy Usher
Jo Fradley
Terry Dick
Chris Morris
Kathy Night
Rosie Austen
Mo Pearce

Make-up

Lynda Morgan
Trisha James

Photography

Simon Ellis
ABIPP AMPA

Publicity & Programme

Martine Peulevé
Trish James
Michael Williamson
Rosie Austen
Keith Phillips
Collette Nicholls
Eric Usher

Front of House

Cheryl Cook